Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Injured-Workers-Association-Members-27MZIFLW40L5.htmlConceptually similarMine WorkerGP01L1SCompleted★★★★La Loma VillageGP01L0TCompleted★★★★La Loma VillageGP01L0RCompleted★★★★La Loma VillageGP01L0SCompleted★★★★Mechoacan Community MemberGP01L0UCompleted★★★★Mechoacan Community MembersGP01L0YCompleted★★★★Mechoacan Community MembersGP01L0ZCompleted★★★★Mechoacan Community MembersGP01L11Completed★★★★Mechoacan Community ChildrenGP01L0VCompleted★★★★View AllGP01L1RInjured Workers Association MembersMembers of the 'Injured Workers Association' representing workers from the Drummond mine - US-based coal company - in northern Colombia. Behind them photos hang on the wall with portraits of Valmore Locarno, Víctor Orcasita, and Gustavo Soler, three union leaders who were murdered in 2001 by right-wing paramilitaries forces. The case was brought to court in the USA to expose Drummond's involvement with the paramilitary and violence against workers in Colombia. However Drummond was found 'not liable' in the deaths of the trade unionists. Locations:Colombia-Guajira-South AmericaDate:26 May, 2008Credit:© Greenpeace / Steve MorganMaximum size:3336px X 2156pxKeywords:Climate (campaign title)-Coal-Energy-Indoors-KWCI (GPI)-Men-Miners-Mining-Small group of peopleShoot:Coal Mine Affected Communities Documentation in ColombiaColombia is the fourth largest coal exporting country in the world. The Cerrejon Zona Norte (CZN) mine on the Guajira peninsula is the largest opencast coal mine in the world. The site is also infamous for the widespread human rights violations against indigenous and Afro-Colombian people. The CZN mine covers 150 square miles in southern Guajira, the site consists of an integrated mine, railroad and a coastal export terminal. The Colombian government claims that the mine brings progress to the poverty-stricken region of La Guajira. But the reality is that Afro-Colombian and indigenous communities are under siege by the mine as much of the land close to the mine is uninhabitable due to blasting, dust and contamination. Miners and local communities suffer from poor health and the loss of land, homes, livelihoods and even life. The surrounding air is polluted by fly ash and methane and the water is contaminated by waste sludge and a cocktail of other chemicals. Local communities are being displaced by force to allow the expansion of the mine.