[act-ma] 4/5 & 4/8: Int'l Mining, Human Rights and Indigenous Communities (Mon & Thu)
Bill Spirito ~ BASE
spirito at SpanishClassesBoston.com
Wed Mar 31 09:55:08 PDT 2010
HUMAN RIGHTS AND
The Village of Tamaquito, Colombia and the Cerrejón Open Pit Mine
Speaker: Jairo Fuentes Epiayu
In Spanish with English interpretation
Monday, April 5, 7:10 pm
Harvard Law School, Pound 100
Thursday, April 8, 6:30 p.m.
MIT Room 4-231
Jairo Fuentes Epiayu is the leader of the Indigenous Wayuu village of
Tamaquito, Colombia and the Governor of its Traditional Council.
The village of Tamaquito has been profoundly affected by the proximity of
the internationally-owned Cerrejón mine, the largest mining operation in
Colombia and one of the worlds largest open-pit coal mines. All of the coal
from Cerrejón is exported, and it is sent to many parts of the world
including Massachusetts. Jairo Fuentes Epiayu will discuss the effects of
large scale mining on an impoverished and isolated region of Colombia in the
context of international investment, Indigenous and human rights, and the
hidden costs of coal power generation.
Sponsored By Colombia Vive
contact at ColombiaVive.org
Colombia Vive is an all-volunteer organization that supports efforts for
peace, human rights, and social justice in Colombia. We condemn all forms of
oppression and do not support any of the armed actors in the Colombian
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