El Cerrejón site. Photo by Cerrejón Colombia.

Colombian First Nations protest against coal mine

Wayuu leaders travelled to Colombia’s capital, Bogotá, to protest against El Cerrejón, the thermal coal open-pit mine owned by Glencore (LON:GLEN), BHP Billiton (LON:BLT) and Anglo American (LON:AAL) in the northern La Guajira department. The Indigenous activists rallied in front of the Justice Department and expressed their concerns over El Cerrejón’s expansion plans, which would…