Pumé

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The Pumé people (sometimes called Yaruro) live in  the savanna plains of Venezuela, the Llanos, located west of the Orinoco River. Most Pumé communities do not have clear land ownership rights to the areas that they occupy. Now all are threatened by land encroachment by cattle ranchers and illegal or semi-legal mining. This video was made by OjosIlegales...
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Spanish journalist Samanta Villar Fans spent 21 days working in an artesanal tin mine in Bolivia in 2009. She filmed it for her programme 21 Days. The full programme can be seen on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/samantavillarfans/videos/1183636485105974/UzpfSTM2Njc2NzkxNjk4NzU5NjpWSzoyNjk2Nzk1MjkzNjY5NDM3/
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Rogelio Ustate recalls (in a poem) the day when his community (Tabaco, a township of Alto Nuevo in Guajira) was displaced by public officials in Colombia to make room for the expansion of a massive open-air coal mine, Cerrejón. Video: Rogelio Ustate, May 2014 (in Spanish, with English subtitles)

Las Huellas del Cerrejón

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The documentary "Las Huellas Del Cerrejón" recounts the experiences of some of the people living near the largest coal mine in the world: El Cerrejón. The 'company responsible' as it likes to call itself, has dried up the watercourses of the area and plunged the inhabitants into sadness and desperation. They, however, remain strong and united...
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Documentary by Zoe Broughton for London Mining Network, detailing the protests at the annual industry conference on mining. Frontline defenders from Global Majority, including Camila Méndez from Colombia (interviewed in Voices), had travelled to London to protest at the conference. Video: Zoe Broughton. November 2017
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Afshin Rattansi goes underground on how the mining of its resources are linked to environmental disaster, and the London Stock Exchange. Patricio Bustamante Diaz, Archeo-Astronomist and Community Advisor in the mining community of Caimanes, Chile, discusses the effects of copper mining on the environment. Video: RTUnderground. May 2016

Chile mobilizes: Caimanes

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Documentary which explains the history of the El Mauro tailings dam at Caimanes, the threat it poses to the community, and the mining company's efforts to divide and buy off community opposition. Video: CNTV & Chilemovilizared. April 2013. (in Spanish)
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News report on the tragedy in the city of Mariana, Minas Gerais , led by Proteste Já , exhibited on the show CQC, Band. Team in Mariana: Gaston Turiel, Juliano Dip, Adriana Alves and Pedro Melão. The translator adds: ' The news report that follows allows for a better glimpse of what most of ...
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An interview with Marcelo Giraud, of the Asamblea Popular por el Agua, about the efforts of the mining companies to have Mendoza's Law 7722, which restricts mining, declared unconstitutional. Video: MdZ TV, October 2015
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Argentine sociologist Maristella Svampa, a researcher for CONICET, speaks to the Facultad Libre in Buenos Aires, 19 January 2016. Her lecture addresses the problem of development models, relentless economic growth, and models of extraction.

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