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[video] Colombia's gold rush

Author: Fault Lines, Al Jazeera, Published on: 5 July 2011

Nowhere is...[gold fever] more lethal than in Colombia, where the gold rush has become a new axle in Colombia's civil war...[T]he Colombian government is accused of targeting poor workers to protect big business interests and committing human rights violations with impunity. Thousands have fled their homes where land is violently contested and others live in fear that they will be removed from their land, arrested or killed. The multinationals are flooding in too...Colombia...has seen arbitrary concessions by the state sold to multinational companies, often on indigenous land. [the video includes comments by corporate manager of Medoro Resources, which would relocate locals for an open pit gold mine] [Also refers to Anglo Gold Ashanti, Barrick Gold, Rio Tinto, Drummond, BHP Billinton]

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Related companies: AngloGold Ashanti Barrick Gold BHP Billiton Drummond Medoro Resources Rio Tinto