Ibagué: La primera ciudad en el mundo en llevar la minería a las urnas

Ibagué will be the first city in the world to take mining to public scrutiny

Ibagué will be the first city in the world to take mining to public scrutiny

Ibagué will be the first city in the world to take mining to public scrutiny

Mariana Gomez Soto, YLNM Coordinator for Latin America. March 8th 2016. About a month ago, the city mayor requested a Popular Consultation, a type of referendum found in the Colombian Constitution as a democratic mechanism for people to participate in the decisions that affect their future. The current threats of...

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

The False Dilemma of Popular Consultations in Colombia

Original article in La Silla Vacía  By: Juana Marina Hofman Quintero It is not a matter of whether the right to participation should be restricted or not, nor to absurdly think that communities will be able to decide whether or not they want public lighting. The central discussion here is...

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

Gachantivá follows the example of municipalities defending their territory in Colombia

By: Jairo Barbosa – Member of the information committee – Movimiento Cívico por el Agua y por la Vida de Gachantivá Gachantivá is not an exception of the national mining problem and wants to ratify the right consecrated in the Political Constitution of 1991, of the community in power to decide the...