Saturday, October 13, 2007

Video about Small Miners on the web

The British non-profit organization War on Want has produced a short video about mining issues in southern Bolivar province in Colombia. This area is close to Barranacabermeja, and we do a lot of work in the region, including accompanying the miners federation mentioned in the video. Michele and I have met José Uribe, the man interviewed in the film, several times, and accompanied him at times when he felt his life was under threat.

The film does a good job of underlining the issues the small-scale miners are dealing with in the face of development interest by multinational mining companies.
Click here for the video.
It's worth watching.

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