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Alternative report on the controversial gold mining project La Colosa in Colombia

Demonstration in  Ibagué - Tolima. June 2013. The sign reads: "Yes to Life, No t

London-based human rights organisation Colombia Solidarity Campaign has published an Alternative Report about La Colosa, the AngloGold Ashanti gold mining project in Colombia’s municipality of Cajamarca (Tolima), entitled La Colosa: A Death Foretold.

The report unveils, for the first time, findings which clearly show that if the production phase of the La Colosa gold mine goes ahead, its implications to local communities would be much graver than previously anticipated. Community leaders and human rights defenders are already paying the highest price - their lives - for their opposition to the large-scale corporate mining project.

This report is a result of extensive research that included more than 100 interviews on the ground, legal document analysis, and technical assessment by Dr. Mark Muller, a highly respected international expert on mining.

Catapa goes AGM Deutsche Bank


On May 23rd, Catapa, together with FairFin, Urgewald en Facing Finance attended Deutsche Banks' AGM: the annual shareholders meeting. Catapa came with a clear message: Deutsche Bank, Stop investing in irresponsible mining! Deutsche Bank claims - in speeches, quotes, statements, reports and messages on their website - that they do not invest in irresponsible projects.

DocuLatino 5

Wed, 20/02/2013 (All day) - Fri, 15/03/2013 (All day)

For the 5th time CATAPA will be hosting the DocuLatino festival in which it draws attention at the sustainable management of natural resources. DocuLatino V  runs from February 20th until March 15th and focuses on the problems of mining non-renewable resources like gold and oil, and its impact on the bio-fuel industry.


Tue, 12/03/2013 (All day) - Fri, 15/03/2013 (All day)

where: Campus Sociale Wetenschappen, Auditorium AV 00.17 (next to Pangaea), (Parkstraat 49 / Vesaliusstraat / Edward Van Evenstraat), Leuven, Belgium

Start: 20.00h

Entrance: Free




Lithium, vloek of zegen? (Bolivia, 2010, Raf Custers)


Wed, 06/03/2013 (All day) - Fri, 08/03/2013 (All day)

Where: faculteit Letteren en Wijsbegeerte, Blandijnberg 2, 9000 Gent.

Start: 19.30h

Entree: Free





CATAPA supports protest against Conga mining project in Peru

From February 1 to 11, a broad coalition of Peruvian civil society organizations, regional and local authorities and communities is organizing the March for the Right to Water and Life. The start will be celebrated at the mountain lakes of Cajamarca, threatened by the USD 4,8 billion open pit gold mining project Minas Conga. From Cajamarca and several other regions, marchers will head to Lima with specific demands. You can support the March. Follow our English blog on the case,

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