US and Canadian Mining Companies Seek to Sue Colombia for $16.5billion

US and Canadian Mining Companies Seek to Sue Colombia for $16.5billion

Originally posted by IAReporter. March 9th 2016 Following a request to the Republic of Colombia for disclosure of any disputes notified under the United States-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), Colombia’s Ministry of Trade has released a recently-filed notice of arbitration under that agreement (click to download). The notice dated February...

Colombia in focus: Mining, destroying and displacing indigenous people

Colombia in focus: Mining, destroying and displacing indigenous people

 In part one of an extended interview, YLNM Coordinator Mariana Gomez and environmental and cultural governance expert Nelson Ortiz describe how mining companies are impacting ecosystems and the lives of indigenous peoples in Colombia’s Yaigoje Apaporis region and in the country more broadly. They also discuss how communities have been...

Yaigoje Apaporis, threatened by gold mining in Colombia

Yaigoje Apaporis, threatened by gold mining in Colombia

Indigenous communities living along the lower Apaporis River, in the heart of the Colombian Amazon, have been carrying a legal battle for more than 3 years to protect their ancestral lands – more than 1,000,000 hectares of pristine rainforest – from gold-mining. Yaigoje Apaporis, threatened by gold mining The lower...