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[video] Profiting from Conflict - Anglo American in Colombia

Author: Pacha Films for War on Want, Published on: 27 February 2009

…Anglo Americans subsidiary AngloGold Ashanti has been actively exploring in Colombia since 1999. Its presence is fuelling conflict and human rights abuses by the Colombian army…AngloGold Ashanti is the beneficiary of a brutal campaign by state security forces designed to intimidate communities and force people off their land to make way for mining operations. AngloGold Ashanti's subsidiary Kedahda is seeking to initiate operations in the San Lucas mountains. Local community groups claim that 2,300 people have been displaced…and that communities have been subjected to arbitrary arrests, pillage, threats, the burning of houses and extrajudicial executions…

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Related companies: Anglo American AngloGold Ashanti