Living in the Shadow of Colombia’s Largest Coal Mine – January 30, 2018
Indigenous communities in one of country's poorest provinces say El Cerrejón is harming health and environment
The sun is rising in the Indigenous reserve Provincial, in the northern Colombian province of La Guajira. The morning silence is broken by a pounding sound, emanating from a nearby mining pit just a few hundred meters from the community.
Photo Ynske Boersma
“That noise continues day and night,” says local Luz Angela Uriana while grinding corn for breakfast. The air is heavy with dust, and smells vaguely of… more
by: Ynske Boersma