Cerrejón’s open pit mine (Colombia)

Cerrejón’s mining operations have led to the dispossession and displacement of 35 Wayúu Indigenous and Afro-descendant communities from their ancestral land, at times by brutal police evictions. The companies have been continuously expanding the mining operations and diverting streams used by the local communities throughout its operation. In 2005, Cerrejón extended its rail line and expanded its port and area of operation without conducting any environmental impact assessments.

Find this content useful? Share it with your friends!

Download Resource