• Community Pre-Hearing Features Testimonies Against AngloGold Ashanti

    By on August 16, 2013
    Between the 27th and 29th of June, about three hundred and fifty farmers, small miners, human rights defenders, accompaniers, and lawyers met in San Pedro Frío, a mountaintop town in the south of Bolívar where CPT has had a presence for several years.

    The purpose of this confluence, to which many Colombians had to travel for days, was to host the second of four “pre-hearings” featuring testimony in cases of human rights abuses by multinational corporations and the State. This particular hearing focused on the Canadian gold mining company AngloGold Ashanti, which increased its presence in Colombia in the early 2000s (shortly after the institution of the U.S.’ Plan Colombia, and an amendment requiring Colombia to open its economy to foreign investment).