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Colombians pay the price of gold

Published by MAC on 2006-01-04


Colombians pay the price of gold

4th January 2006

Canadian junior mining companies are cock-a-hoop at the recently-revised Colombian mining law, which gives them unprecedented access to, and control, over the country's mineral deposits.

But, according to many human rights NGOs, these leases are being bought at the cost of unacceptable exploitation of Indigenous and other rural Peoples, backed by the Colombian government and its paramilitary (terrorist) supporters.

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