Firms involved in Colombia's mines must be more transparent about the payments they make and the way they are governed.
We, the Indigenous Authorities of the Cañamomo - Lomaprieta Rio Sucio y Supía (Caldas) denounce before State institutions and agencies addressing Human Rights, the Ministry of Interior and Justice, the Attorney general of the organization, International agency with Human rights mandate, NGOs and general public opinion :
Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has appointed Mauricio Cardenas as the country’s new mining and energy minister, a crucial position for Colombia’s future.
On 17 October 2011, the Special Rapporteur presented his third annual to the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The Report provides a summary of the activities over the first three years of the Special Rapporteur's mandate.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) is pouring into Colombia. In the last six months FDI was $7 billion—equivalent to 91.4 percent more than in the same period last year, according to new figures released by the Central Bank. Most of the money (64 percent) is going to oil and mining exploitation.
Two unions publicly rejected the draft labor agreement signed by striking oil workers in Colombia’s eastern Meta department and the petroleum company Pacific Rubiales, W Radio reported Tuesday.
The Sindical Obrera Union (USO) and the United Workers Central (CUT) jointly spoke out against the deal, which stipulated the laborers’ return to the job in return for certain labor concessions.