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Colombia: Miners Flee from Killings and Attacks

Categories: Latin America, Colombia, Citizen Media, Environment, Human Rights, War & Conflict

In his blog “El que piensa gana”, [1] [es] Juan Jose Hoyos talks about the precautions that miners, union leaders and others who oppose illegal mining or mining by multinational companies (like Gran Colombia Gold) are taking after murders and attacks against fellow miners in Antioquia. He adds that union leaders from Sintramienergética [2] [es] report that some workers have fled the region to protect their lives.