The Dark Side of Coal30 June 2014
Paramilitary Violence in the Mining Region of Cesar, Colombia
In the PAX report 'The Dark Side of Coal' perpetrators and witnesses state that two international mining companies in the department of Cesar in Colombia collaborated with paramilitaries responsible for widespread violence. Thousands of people have been killed and tens of thousands have been driven from their land. The businesses concerned, the American Drummond and Prodeco from Switzerland, have denied the allegations. The many victims and their families are still waiting for recognition and compensation.