Stop Mining Land Grab
In recent weeks, a notice was hung at a town hall advising the Afro-Colombian community of Roche that their land would be expropriated so that Cerrejón —one of the world´s largest open-pit coal mines —could expand its operations.
Cerrejón exports millions of tons of coal to the United States every year.
Cerrejón relocated the majority of Roche’s community members, but seven families asking for a return to the negotiating table remain in their homes. Cerrejón, whose slogan is “Responsible Mining,” promised not to leave the negotiating table, but broke this promise by asking the Colombian government to expropriate the families’ land.
Take action now to stop this expropriation.