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Shoot: Coal Mine Affected Communities Documentation in Colombia

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Colombia 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.
Child on Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
28 May, 2008
Child on Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
Trucks on Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
28 May, 2008
Trucks on Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
Mining Operations
28 May, 2008
Mining Operations
Mining Operations
28 May, 2008
Mining Operations
The Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
28 May, 2008
The Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
Truck with Coal on Road
28 May, 2008
Truck with Coal on Road
Village nearby Cerrejon Coal Mine
28 May, 2008
Village nearby Cerrejon Coal Mine
Mine Worker
26 May, 2008
Mine Worker
Injured Workers Association Members
26 May, 2008
Injured Workers Association Members
The Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
29 May, 2008
The Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine Sign
29 May, 2008
Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine Sign
The Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
29 May, 2008
The Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
The Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
29 May, 2008
The Cerrejon Open Cast Coal Mine
Truck with Coal on Road
29 May, 2008
Truck with Coal on Road
A Soldier
29 May, 2008
A Soldier
Soldiers
29 May, 2008
Soldiers
Local Resident
29 May, 2008
Local Resident
Farmer and Cattle
29 May, 2008
Farmer and Cattle
Tamaquito Community Member
29 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community Member
Tamaquito Community Member
29 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community Member
Woman and Child
29 May, 2008
Woman and Child
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Tamaquito Community Child
29 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community Child
Restrictions apply
Tamaquito Community Child
29 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community Child
Restrictions apply
Tamaquito Community Children
29 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community Children
Restrictions apply
Tamaquito Community Child
29 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community Child
Restrictions apply
Tamaquito Community Child
29 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community Child
Restrictions apply
Tamaquito Community Child
29 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community Child
Restrictions apply
Tamaquito Community Member
28 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community Member
Tamaquito Community Member
28 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community Member
Tamaquito Community Child
Tamaquito Community Child
Restrictions apply
Tamaquito Community House
28 May, 2008
Tamaquito Community House
Tamaquito Community Child
Tamaquito Community Child
Restrictions apply
Cerrejon Mine Road Sign
28 May, 2008
Cerrejon Mine Road Sign
Cerrejon Mine Road Sign
28 May, 2008
Cerrejon Mine Road Sign
Mechoacan Community Members
28 May, 2008
Mechoacan Community Members
Mechoacan Community Member
28 May, 2008
Mechoacan Community Member
Mechoacan Community Members
28 May, 2008
Mechoacan Community Members
Mechoacan Community Members
28 May, 2008
Mechoacan Community Members
Mechoacan Community Child
28 May, 2008
Mechoacan Community Child
Restrictions apply
Mechoacan Community Child
28 May, 2008
Mechoacan Community Child
Restrictions apply
Mechoacan Community Children
28 May, 2008
Mechoacan Community Children
Restrictions apply
Mechoacan Community Member
28 May, 2008
Mechoacan Community Member
La Loma Village
27 May, 2008
La Loma Village
La Loma Village
27 May, 2008
La Loma Village
La Loma Village
27 May, 2008
La Loma Village
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