DECLARACIÓN POLÍTICA IX MARCHA CARNAVAL EN DEFENSA DEL AGUA, LA VIDA Y EL TERRITORIO

POLITICAL DECLARATION FOR THE IX MARCHA CARNAVAL IN DEFENSE OF WATER, LIFE AND TERRITORY

POLITICAL DECLARATION FOR THE IX MARCHA CARNAVAL IN DEFENSE OF WATER, LIFE AND TERRITORY

POLITICAL DECLARATION FOR THE IX MARCHA CARNAVAL IN DEFENSE OF WATER, LIFE AND TERRITORY

On Friday 2nd of June, Marchas Carnaval where held in more than 35 municipalities in Colombia, and in other cities around the world, celebrating the defense of water, life and territory through songs dance, theater and art. This celebration of life called more than 120.000 people only in the city...

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

SOUTHWEST ANTIOQUIA, COLOMBIA, IN ALERT FOR LARGE-SCALE MINING

Original post: http://m.eltiempo.com/opinion/columnistas/jorge-eduardo-cock/alerta-por-gran-mineria-jorge-eduardo-cock-90818 By: Jorge Eduardo Cock L. The happening and result of the recent popular consultation held in Cajamarca, Tolima regarding mining in this territory persuaded the inhabitants of Támesis, Jericó, and other municipalities in the region known as Southwest Antioquia to hold a forum with experts on mining, its benefits...

Colossal Result in Cajamarca, Colombia Regarding Mining: building on the debate

Colossal Result in Cajamarca, Colombia Regarding Mining: building on the debate

A Colossal Result Last Sunday, the inhabitants of Cajamarca (Tolima), a small town carved into the Central Cordillera, on the steep Central Andes Mountain Range in Colombia, voted No against mining in order to block a massive gold mine: “La Colosa”. This civil society initiative took 6,241 voters to the...

Cajamarca: Central Colombian town bans ‘world’s largest open pit goldmine’

Cajamarca: Central Colombian town bans ‘world’s largest open pit goldmine’

BREAKING- the people of Cajamarca, Colombia, have voted to say NO to ‘the world’s largest gold mine’ being built in their territory, with a resounding 97.92% majority.   By Adriaan Alsema. Published by Colombia Reports, March 26, 2017 In a historic vote, a central Colombia town banned plans to build what...

¿Cuáles son los efectos de la consulta popular en Cajamarca?

¿Cuáles son los efectos de la consulta popular en Cajamarca?

Al ganar el No y alcanzar el umbral, el Concejo municipal deberá prohibir la minería. Para Dejusticia, Anglo Gold Ashanti no podrá seguir con el proceso de exploración de La Colosa. Los resultados tendrán impacto en todo el país.   Juan miguel Hernández Bonilla. El Espectador 26 Marzo 2017 (Óscar...

A Colossal Choice: Cajamarca prepares to decide whether to ban mining

A Colossal Choice: Cajamarca prepares to decide whether to ban mining

The people of Cajamarca are preparing a popular consultation to decide whether to ban mining in their territory. The stakes are high for a town that would be severely impacted by one of the largest planned gold mines in Latin America. Share YLNM’s solidarity message to the people of Cajamarca on Facebook or Twitter. YLNM. Published...

Cajamarca’s Popular Referendum on Mining- An Update from Colombia

Cajamarca’s Popular Referendum on Mining- An Update from Colombia

In the Colombian city of Cajamarca, citizens are organising a popular consultation on the future of mining projects in their region, including Anglo Gold Ashanti’s La Colosa gold mine. They have faced many challenges. Here the committee for the popular referendum on mining in Cajamarca gives an update. Originally published...

Colombian Constitutional Court strengthens support for popular consultations on mining as referendum in Ibague, Colombia, put on hold

Colombian Constitutional Court strengthens support for popular consultations on mining as referendum in Ibague, Colombia, put on hold

In a boost to struggles against destructive mining across Colombia, the Colombian Constitutional Court has declared that municipalities have a constitutional right to hold referendums on and ban mining. This news comes as the much awaited referendum on mining in Ibague, Colombia, is put on hold due to legal action...

Support the people of Ibague, Colombia, to have their say on mining and show the way to peace

Support the people of Ibague, Colombia, to have their say on mining and show the way to peace

The movement to stop mining in Ibague, Colombia has become a movement for peace and democracy. Citizens have already won the right to vote on the future of mining in their region, and now, on the 30th of October, the people of Ibague will go to the polls in an...

Colombia: Support the people of Ibague to have their say on mining!

Colombia: Support the people of Ibague to have their say on mining!

Ibagué is a city carved into the Andes Mountains. It is the capital city of Tolima, one of the principal regions for food production in Colombia, with abundant water resources and pristine cloud forests. Eight years ago, a huge gold mining company arrived to the region, threatening the wellbeing of...