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Just Cause – Gold Poverty

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Just Cause," hosted by Colombian human rights advocate Piedad Córdoba, offers a series of documentaries on Latin American economic, political and social realities. Today we look at the devastating impact of transnational gold mining on indigenous and Afro-descendant communities that are criminalized for practicing traditional mining, impoverished and displaced. Under ex President Alvaro Uribe, paramilitary forces imposed the new mining regime, and current President Juan Manuel Santos gives transnationals free rein to conduct environmentally disastrous open pit mining despite local resistance. teleSUR