Mineworkers in Colombia have been the
targets of death threats and assassinations for being trade
Small-scale gold and emerald miners have
been murdered so that wealthy landowners and foreign companies
can get their hands on mining concessions.
State-owned mining operations have been
sold off to multinationals at a fraction of their true value
at the insistence of the International Monetary Fund.
African-Colombian, Indigenous and other
rural farming communities have been forced off their land
and deprived of their livelihood to make way for the activities
of British-based and other mining multinationals.