Big Oil In Colombia - New documentary Print
Areas of Work - BP
Wednesday, 02 June 2010 19:34

This documentary tells the devastating story of the discovery and exploration of Oil in
Casanare, northeast Colombia and the strategy of Big Oil, in this case British Petroluem, for
looting oil resources.  Around 300,000 people live in Casanare. In the past 20 years, three
percent (3%) of the population have been murdered or disappeared. Many more have been
forced to abandon their lands and and peasant farmer livelihoods due to violence by the
joint actions of Colombian armed forces and paramilitary groups. This climate of fear relates
in with investor “security” for BP's oil flow and profits resulting, assuring that their is no
grassroots opposition to the oil extraction.