Mines & Territory – Colombia – March 2019

You can download this news letter with updated information about socio environmental conflicts in Colombia, and the latest news about these in the following link: https://catapa.be/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Mines-Territory-February-Issue-2019.pdf This is a huge effort brought to the network by CATAPA ...

Video: Paths to post-extractivism in Latin America

Video: Paths to post-extractivism in Latin America

YLNM Latin America kicked off the network’s year-long ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series with a discussion focusing on the emergence of people-led resistance and alternatives to mining in Latin America. Watch a full recording of the webinar here (in Spanish). Find out more about the wider ‘Life After Mining’ webinar series...

Anglo Gold Ashanti´s ilegal mining continues in Jericó, Colombia

Anglo Gold Ashanti´s ilegal mining continues in Jericó, Colombia

The filial of the multinational of African origin in the Southwest of the department of Antioquia, Quebradona Mining Company, is now shielding behind the decision of Corantioquia to continue the perforations for mining exploration in Cauca, Jericó. On the 26thof January, the Town Hall of Jericó, suspended the mining activities...

Life After Mining- Register for 2019 YLNM Webinar Series!

Life After Mining- Register for 2019 YLNM Webinar Series!

Throughout 2019 the YLNM Network will bring together frontline communities, activists and academics from around the planet in a series of webinars that will ask ‘how can we move beyond extractivism?’ and showcase examples of where this shift has already begun. Register for the Life after mining webinars here to...

Solidariedade global no IV Encontro de ContraMINAcción: crimes como o da mineradora Vale em Brumadinho não devem voltar a acontecer

Solidariedade global no IV Encontro de ContraMINAcción: crimes como o da mineradora Vale em Brumadinho não devem voltar a acontecer

A foto-ação solidária da ContraMINAcción, membro de Yes to Life No to Mining na Galícia, Espanha, juntou organizações que se opõem as explorações mineiras em toda a Península Ibérica, em apoio as vítimas da avalanche provocada pelo rompimento de uma barragem de rejeitos tóxicos da mina Corrego do Feijão, em...

The coffee town of Jericó, Colombia defeats the mighty AngloGold Ashanti

The coffee town of Jericó, Colombia defeats the mighty AngloGold Ashanti

Original post: https://www.las2orillas.co/el-caficultor-de-jerico-se-le-enfrenta-la-poderosa-anglogold-ashanti/ The mayor of the municipality of Jericó, Antioquia, Jorge Pérez Hernández fulfilled the decision of the city council and ordered the sealing of the farm ‘La Mancha’ last weekend, where the South African mining company was intending to exploit a mine.  From the moment the City council of...

Ecologistas en Acción reports that Cobre las Cruces is lying about the damage caused by the mining accident in Sevilla, Spain

Ecologistas en Acción reports that Cobre las Cruces is lying about the damage caused by the mining accident in Sevilla, Spain

The landslide has covered 675,000 m2, including the slopes of the open-pit mine, with polluting non-inert waste. The wave of toxic waste travelled 1300 metres from the mine’s waste management plant to the bottom of the mine. Once again, the company Cobre las Cruces has lied, the scale and consequences...

En Sevilla, España: Denuncian cuarto derrumbe en la Mina Cobre las Cruces

En Sevilla, España: Denuncian cuarto derrumbe en la Mina Cobre las Cruces

Ecologistas en Acción ha presentado ante el Servicio de Protección de la Naturaleza de la Guardia Civil (Seprona), la delegación territorial en Sevilla de la Consejería de Empleo, Empresa y Comercio, la delegación territorial de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio en Sevilla y la Confederació Hidrográfica del Guadalquivir denuncias...

Brazil, Brumadinho: Vale of Death

We have received the news of another tragedy instigated by Vale mining company with profound indignation. This afternoon (January 25, 2019) two tailings dams located in the Corrego de Feijao community, in Brumadinho, metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte [state capital of Minas Gerais] have breached. We do not yet have...

Farmers block operations of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Jericó, Colombia

Farmers block operations of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Jericó, Colombia

Original article: https://www.rcnradio.com/colombia/antioquia/campesinos-bloquean-trabajos-de-multinacional-minera-en-jerico They claim that the municipal agreement, which prohibits mining activities in the territory, is respected.   Hundreds of famers in Jericó, Antioquia, feel undignified because of the exploratory mining activities undertaken in their territory by the company Anglogold Ashanti, in spite of the municipal agreement, persuaded my local...