Video produced by AlJazeera on Fault Lines
Here is a good video about the "price" of gold in colombia. It would be a good follow up on my blog post talking about the deteriorating of human rights in the Magdelena Media. A human rights defender in Colombia and one of CPTs partners recently commented to me that, "Gold has become the new coca in the region" In that, illegal armed groups that have military and political power are attempting to control gold mining in the region to receive the economic profits that come with it. Therefore it is no wonder that much of the violence in the region is directed at small mining communities that are committed to stay on their lands. .