Colombians vote to block new gold mine

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

    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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