Survival, Profit, and War: The Many Faces of Gold Mining in Colombia (Pt. 1) This article is the first in a two-part investigative series on the social, economic, and ecological impacts of gold mining in Colombia.
Before the arrival of illegal mining, there were just a handful of compras de oro, which were well known to locals and sold the gold they purchased directly to the Banco de la Republica Colombias central bank.
In coordinated operations between the Colombian Navy (by way of its Southern Naval Force), Army, Air Force, and the Colombian National Polices Environmental and Ecological Protection Group, four homemade dredgers used for illegal gold mining were seized in the department of Guaviare.
The insatiable demand for gold for smartphone components, jewelry and coins is fueling an environmentally ruinous mining boom in the rainforest in Peru and Colombia.
Aug 24, 2016· In Spanish this method is also called Minería de agua corrida. I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor ()
In Colombia alone, the government believes it will take nearly $11bn and 25-40 years to reverse the damage caused by mining. In Peru, it is thought that illegal gold mining destroys 5-10 hectares ...
According to a report by the U.N. and Colombia’s government, 66 percent of alluvial gold exploitation in the country is considered unregulated. llegal mining is nothing new in Colombia, but it is expanding at a troubling rate, undermining the rule of law, eroding security and devastating the environment.
Apr 26, 2016· Gold. The word beckons with promises of beauty, elegance and wealth. Empires were built on its trade, reshaping regions where generations of people were displaced, uprooted or caught up in the fever. Mining is one of the main reasons why lots of parts of Latin America even exist, said ...