If you have time, please also write to Anglo American and BHPBilliton. The following is a suggestedPublished by MAC on 2003-06-08
If you have time, please also write to Anglo American and BHPBilliton. The following is a suggested text:
Re: Carbones del Cerrejon and the settlement of Tabaco
The people of the village of Tabaco in La Guajira, Colombia, are still waiting for Carbones del Cerrejon and the Municipality of Hatonuevo to relocate their community according to the terms of the May 2002 decision of the Colombian Supreme Court. Although the company has now apparently made land for relocation available to the Municipality, the people of Tabaco were neither consulted about the location and quality of the land nor even officially informed about it in a timely manner. I urge you to ensure that the land made available is of sufficient quality and in such a location as will be acceptable to the community.
I also understand that the communitys lawyer is being harassed by the Guajira Attorneys Office because of his work to defend the interests of the community of Tabaco against the activities of Carbones del Cerrejon. I urge that your company make clear to the authorities that this harassment is entirely unacceptable.
Yours sincerely, (name).