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Colombia coal strike darkens local economy

Miners stick by demands for more pay and benefits, but walkout digs deep into local community.
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2013 20:46

After three weeks on strike, coal workers in northern Colombia are sticking to their demands.

The miners want better wages, health benefits and more consideration of the mine's environmental impact.

As the impasse continues, however, it is the local community that is suffering the most.

Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from La Guajira, Colombia.

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