Last friday, on the 4th of march, the public hearing was held in Bucaramanga with regards to Greystar's Angostura goldmining project, planned to start operating in the 'páramo' wetlands called Santurbán, in the department of Santander, Colombia.
A great number of people showed up, some of which seemed to have come by their own means, while others were brought with large buses from the municipalities of Vetas and California, where the mining project is to be implemented.
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Friday the 25th of february saw protests in several Colombian cities against the 'Angostura' project of Canadian mining junior Greystar Resources, which is planned in the 'páramo Santurbán', wetlands located in the north of the country on the border of Santander and Norte de Santander departments.
The project's use of cyanide to extract gold could affect the fragile wetlands ecosystem and put in danger the drinking-water of 2 million people in the region.
Operación Diablo (2010, 58’, Peru, Stéphanie Boyd)
20h30 / Spanish/ English subtitles
Crude (2010, 104’, Ecuador, Joe Berlinger)
20u30 / Spanish-English / English subtitels