‘It’s possible to fight the giant and to win’- YLNM’s Mariana Gomez on Cajamarca, peace and extractivism

‘It’s possible to fight the giant and to win’- YLNM’s Mariana Gomez on Cajamarca, peace and extractivism

Mariana Gómez Soto (Yes to Life, No to Mining’s Latin America coordinator in Colombia) speaks to the Karibu Foundation, about Cajamarca’s mine-stopping referendum, how it has affected political life in Colombia and inspired other movements in the region and around the world. Karibu Foundation, April 15th 2017 In 2009, South...

Cajamarca: Popular Referendum on mining irresponsibly arranged for Sunday 27th November

Cajamarca: Popular Referendum on mining irresponsibly arranged for Sunday 27th November

In Colombia, popular consultations/referendums on mining have boosted people’s campaigns to decide the future of destructive mining projects. Opposed by many in the government, these processes recently received a boost from the Colombian Constitutional Court, but as the case of Cajamarca shows, without proper consultation democratic participation in referendums is...