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Colombians vote to block new gold mine

Residents of Piedras, fearing water pollution, challenge government by voting to ban mining from their territory.

Last Modified: 29 Jul 2013 06:42
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A farming town in Colombia could bring about change in the future of the mining industry.

Residents in Piedras are challenging the government by voting against plans to construct a new gold mine.

The vote will be first of its kind in the mineral-rich country.

Al Jazeera's Alessandro Rampietti reports from Piedras.

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