All About Illegal Mining

COLOMBIA / 12 JAN 2012

With over eight million hectares in Colombia already licensed for mining projects, the municipality of Anori may indicate what lies in store for the rest of the country if the…

COLOMBIA / 4 JAN 2012

Colombia created a prosecutor's office which will deal exclusively with environmental crime. One significant question is how much energy the new office will put into investigating unlicensed mining, a source…

COLOMBIA / 7 NOV 2011

Colombia's mining and energy minister said unlicensed mining "should be given the same treatment as drug trafficking," due to the connections between armed groups and the mining trade.

COLOMBIA / 2 NOV 2011

The New York Times photo blog features images from Choco, on Colombia's Pacific coast, where Afro-Colombian communities are menaced by armed groups who are taking control of the illicit…

ÁGUILAS NEGRAS / 1 NOV 2011

A TV special by PBS details the threats community activists in Colombia face from armed groups, as they try to keep an industrial gold mining company from seizing their land.

BRAZIL / 12 AUG 2011

Less than a week after approving a border security plan with Colombia, Brazil signaled that it would like to extend the security initiative to another partner in the…

ECUADOR / 23 MAY 2011

Ecuador's military carried out a operation to shut down illegal goldmines in the northwest of the country, close to the border with Colombia.

COLOMBIA / 4 MAR 2011

A report from the New York Times published Friday examines the way that gold mining in northern Colombia, particularly the department of Antioquia, is providing an extra source…

COLOMBIA / 1 NOV 2010

Colombian publications Verdad Abierta website and its partner Semana magazine have published an article looking at the ways unlicensed gold mining is feeding the armed conflict in Northern Antioquia, Colombia.

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