Just Cause - The Misery of Gold

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"Just Cause", hosted by Piedad Córdoba, offers a series of documentaries on Latin American economic, political and social realities. Today's program, “The Misery of Gold” looks at the consequences of large scale transnational mining projects in Colombia, which has been massively promoted in the past decade. More than 7% of the country has been concessioned off, mainly to transnational capital, displacing traditional mining. While both threaten the environment, large scale transnational mining activity not only poses the risk of potential ecocide, but leads to the violent displacement of ancestral communities. As residents of the affected communities say, they take the gold and leave us in misery. teleSUR