Latin America Solidarity Centre

LASCWeds: Colombian Coal, Human Rights and the ESB


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm, 19/09/2018


Teachers Club, 36 Parnell Square , West, Dublin 1

How Much

Free of charge


The majority of the coal burned at ESB’s Moneypoint power plant is imported from the Cerrejón coal mine in La Guajira, Northern Colombia. Cerrejón is the largest open-cast coal mine in Latin America, and is notorious for its terrible social and environmental impacts on local communities. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced by the mine, which covers 690 square kilometers of (mostly indigenous) land. Most of those affected are therefore indigenous Wayúu and Afrodescendants.

Join us for a discussion on: what is the situation on the ground in La Guajira? Who is behind the mine? And what is Ireland’s role in these issues?

We will show some short documentaries about the reality in La Guajira, and have invited guest speakers on the night.

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LASCWeds: Colombian Coal, Human Rights and the ESB