Extracting the resources whilst caring for the land and the native custodians are NOT mutually exclusive.
FROM SEPA MÁS 7 APRIL 2015
Indigenous populations of Colombia are dying in silence because their mother river has been privatized for the world’s largest open pit coal mine.
The Cerrejon Mine deprives the Wayuu people of the only water source they had, using 35,000 liters of water a day, and causing many deaths among the population. Wayuu spokesman Armando Valbuena reported to the Colombian newspaper Aporrea that around 14,000 children have died of starvation and that portal “mortality does not stop”.
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“The measures that have been taken are insufficient and Cerrejón Mine, with the permission of the National…
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