Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Priest murdered in Colombian gold-mining town
A while ago I posted a video about gold mining in Colombia, and the video focused a fair amount on the town of Marmato, where a big mining company wanted to buy out all the artesanal miners and level the town by mountaintop removal mining. A few days ago, a priest from that town who'd been a vocal opponent of the big company's project was murdered. The mining company, Gran Colombia Gold, has spoken out against the murder, and presumably claims that it had nothing to do with the pressure the company had allegedly been putting on the priest.