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coal mines in colombia

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Jan

Help 311 Child Workers in Coal Mines in Colombia ...

In Colombia around 9,2% of children work. In AmagAA and AngelAApolis, two rural municipalities of Colombia, the percentage of working children between 7 and 14 years old rises up to 24% (1 out of 4 children works). Most of this children work in coal mines, a labor classified as dangerous by the International Labor Organization (ILO).

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Jan

Colombian Coal Mine High Resolution Stock Photography and ...

Residents attend the funeral of Colombian miner John Olivares in El Zulia, Colombia February 5, 2007. Rescue workers have pulled out the bodies of 31 miners, including Olivares, killed in a weekend explosion at a northeastern Colombian coal mine and another victim .

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Jan

Biggest Coal Mine in Latin America Accused of Human Rights ...

 · Biggest Coal Mine in Latin America Accused of Human Rights Violations in Colombia. BOGOTÁ, Colombia — Javier Rojas is a leader of the Shipia Wayuu organization and member of the Wayuu Nation, one of Colombia's largest indigenous groups who mostly live in the northeastern department of La Guajira. Many Wayuu live in rural areas and have ...

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Jan

What Are The Major Natural Resources Of Colombia?

 · Minerals . Colombia has large quantities of different mineral resources of great economic importance to the country's economy. Some of the essential minerals in Colombia include coal, gold, and nickel. Minerals have been vital to the Colombian economy for a significant period with gold being highly valued by ancient Colombian communities. In ...

07
Jan

Glencore snaps up BHP, Anglo stakes in Colombian coal mine ...

 · LONDON, June 28 (Reuters) Diversified miner Glencore will become the sole owner of the Cerrejon thermal coal mine in Colombia by buying out partners BHP and Anglo American, boosting its coal assets at a time when others are looking to exit the sector. Glencore said on Monday it expects to pay 230 million for the combined 66% stake owned by BHP Group and Anglo when the deal .

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Jan

Glencore to return Prodeco coal mining contracts to Colombia

 · Image courtesy of Glencore via Flickr. Glencore subsidiary Prodeco will hand back its Colombian coal mining concessions after the country's national mining agency (ANM) accepted an .

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Jan

In Colombia's La Guajira, the native Wayuu are forgotten ...

 · Synonymous in Colombia with extreme poverty and abandonment, the peninsula of La Guajira faces drought and coal dust pollution from one the world's biggest coal mines.

07
Jan

Not just transition? Coal and a Colombian miners union ...

Last week, along with colleagues at London Mining Network, global union IndustriALL, Colombia Solidarity Campaign, Justice for Colombia and War on Want, we hosted Jairo Quiroz and Igor Diaz, members of Sintracarbon, the union that organises workers at the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia.. Cerrejón is owned by three multinational companies, Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Glencore .

07
Jan

Explosion at Colombian underground coal mine kills 12 miners

 · An explosion at an underground coal mine in Colombia's central Boyaca department has claimed the lives of 12 miners. The accident occurred on 24 August at the La Carbonera de Tópaga mine in Topaga, 220km northeast of Bogota. The fire was caused due to the accumulation of methane gas and possibly coal dust, the staterun National Mining Agency (ANM) stated. Initially, there were .

07
Jan

How Colombia can plan for a future without coal

away from coal mining is smooth, rather than abrupt and disruptive. These insights come from discussions during a workshop in Bogota in March 2018 1, as well as interviews with public officials, business associations, civil society organisations, and researchers in the Cesar department, one of Colombia's main coalproducing regions.

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Jan

Colombia coal production down 47% yearonyear in third ...

 · Coal production in Colombia, the world's fifthlargest exporter of the fuel, fell % in the third quarter amid a national coronavirus lockdown and an ongoing strike at a major mine, according ...

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Jan

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We operate 26 mines in 21 mining complexes across Australia, Colombia and South Africa, supported by marketing offices across 19 countries. Our presence includes: Coal Australia. We are one of Australia's largest coal producers. We operate a mixture of open cut and underground coal mines across New South Wales and Queensland. View more. See also Glencore in Australia. In South .

07
Jan

Coal Mining in Colombia – CSU Global Connections

 · Coal Mining in Colombia. By: Dr. Suzanne Kent. In early June I traveled to the northern region of Colombia. I was part of a small delegation of people from the and Canada investigating the impacts of open pit coal mining on communities in the region. It was a privilege to dialogue with leaders from the indigenous Wayuu, AfroColombian, and ...

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Jan

Cerrejón coal mine Colombia

The Cerrejón coal mine in La Guajira, Colombia, is the largest in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. Its steady expansion since its founding in 1976 has led to the destruction of whole villages populated by local indigenous and AfroColombian people. The extracted coal is almost exclusively for export to rich countries with local people seeing few benefits. The mine is owned ...

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Jan

BHPbacked coal mine in Colombia rocked by human rights .

 · Surrounding the coal mine, the rural communities in the La Guajira region are home to some of the poorest residents of Colombia. The indigenous Wayuu people among the .

07
Jan

As Glencore Walks, Colombia Envisages Decades of Coal Mining

 · The mines may be closed down or Colombia could auction the licenses. But Glencore transferring them to another investor is certainly on the table even as some mining heavyweights exit coal in a bid to reassure investors they can curb their environmental impact.

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Jan

"Blood Coal": Human Rights Row Haunting Colombia's ...

 · Disputes about the mine continue to spill into courtrooms, as well as overseas to countries accused of dealing in "blood coal". Mining disputes. Despite a decline in the market, coal is Colombia's second largest export, which makes it a major economic interest to continue the mining pursuit. Since mining began at the Cerrejón mine ...

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Jan

Glencore to buy out partners in Colombian coal mine ...

The deal in effect replaces the tonnage lost when Glencore decided to mothball production at Prodeco, another Colombian coal mine. Recommended. Mining. Miners face up to climate challenge ...

07
Jan

Colombia's Coal Mining Ambitions Could Backfire | Markets ...

 · Colombia's Coal Mining Ambitions Could Backfire. As many developed and even emerging nations aggressively pursue renewable energy targets with a focus on winding down the extraction of fossil ...

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Jan

Living in the Shadow of Colombia's Largest Coal Mine

 · Communities in La Guajira, one of Colombia's poorest provinces, say mining activities are polluting their water and harming their health. "That noise continues day and night," says local Luz Angela Uriana while grinding for breakfast. The air is heavy with dust, and smells vaguely of sulphur and burning coal. Smoke plumes rise above the mine. "And when they do their daily coal ...

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Jan

Nanoparticles from evaporite materials in Colombian coal ...

 · Legal and illegal coal mining companies in Colombia present several physical, biological, economic, environmental, hydrological, and geomorphic ramifiions. Acharya and Kharel (2020) reported the main hydrological impacts of mining, noting that the movement of the soil can modify the water flow paths, thus increasing runoff, erosion, leaching and drainage of contaminants, the .

07
Jan

Responsible disengagement from coal as part of a just ...

coal mining region in Colombia, in which serious and unremediated human rights violations are intertwined with dependency on mining as a livelihood for entire communities. In Cesar and similar contexts, what are the roles and responsibilities of mining companies when disengaging? What are the responsibilities and expectations of power companies that have profited from Cesar's coal mines for ...

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Jan

Protect Innocents From Colombia's Blood Coal Mines ...

Colombia's Cerrejón coal mine still stands as one of the most notorious. Intimidation and violent displacement recur as a troubling norm. Only true accountability can rectify egregious abuses. Coal from these mines has earned the moniker of 'blood coal' for the violent, often governmentsanctioned 'resettlements' that frequently accompany mine expansion efforts. One town saw itself ...

07
Jan

Extraction: In Colombia, a Mine Takes Much More from the ...

This was how Aura Pérez, a resident of the village of Tabaco in Colombia's remote Guajira peninsula, described her home before it and the rest of the village was razed by Cerrejón Zona Norte, the largest openpit coal mine in the world. Cerrejón is a huge, gaping gash 30 miles long by 5 miles wide in the hot, dry landscape. On August 9, 2001, mine employees, supported by armed security ...

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Jan

Colombia Looks To Ramp Up Coal Mining As Economy Struggles

 · Bogota intends to expand coal production despite 94% of Colombia's proven coal reserves, which amount to more than 5 billion tons, according to the Geological Survey being comprised of anthracite and bituminous coal, the most polluting types of fossil fuel. This is because coal generates 85% of mining royalties, making it a key driver of government revenue, and is Colombia's .