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1000s of mechanics strike at Colombia’s biggest coal mines
Jul 10, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

1000s of mechanics strike at Colombia’s biggest coal mines

posted by Gabrielle Mentjox

3,500 mechanics at Colombia’s biggest coals mines have reportedly gone on strike to demand better pay, health benefits, and education, reported news wire Reuters on Wednesday.

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Colombia security firm continues blockade of coal mine over contract dispute
Jun 26, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia security firm continues blockade of coal mine over contract dispute

posted by Nina Damsgaard

Workers from a private security firm have blocked the facilities at a coal mine in northeastern Colombia for five consecutive days over a contract dispute, a statement from the mining  Full Article »

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New York Yankees send scouts to northern Colombia
May 6, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

New York Yankees send scouts to northern Colombia

posted by Victoria McKenzie

The Latin America scouts for the New York Yankees have made a visit to the northern Colombian state of La Guajira to seek out young recruits to the big leagues,  Full Article »

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Colombian miners offered ‘collective holidays’ to avoid mass layoffs
Mar 19, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombian miners offered ‘collective holidays’ to avoid mass layoffs

posted by Philip Acuña

Workers at Colombia’s largest open-pit mine, Cerrejon, have been offered “collective holidays” to avoid facing mass layoffs, local media reported on Wednesday.

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Mining industry, Colombia’s ‘motor of the economy’, contracted in 2013
Feb 20, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Mining industry, Colombia’s ‘motor of the economy’, contracted in 2013

posted by Alexandra Jolly

2013 was a bad year for Colombia’s mining industry with the three most important export products recording lower numbers than 2012.

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200 jobs slashed at Colombia’s Cerrejon coal mine
Feb 11, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

200 jobs slashed at Colombia’s Cerrejon coal mine

posted by Alexandra Jolly

Cerrejon Mining announced Monday that 200 workers will soon see their employment terminated as the company temporarily lowers operating rates. 

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Colombia’s Cerrejon sees coal output fall by 4.6% in 2013
Jan 14, 2014 Ξ Comments Off

Colombia’s Cerrejon sees coal output fall by 4.6% in 2013

posted by Taran Volckhausen

Colombia’s Cerrejon mining conglomerate announced Monday that production at its coastal coal site fell to 36.3 million tons in 2013, a 4.6% decrease from 38.1 million tons of the previous  Full Article »

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Mar 14, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

FARC allegedly attacks coal railway in north Colombia

posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson

An attack attributed to Colombia’s largest rebel group FARC derailed on Thursday a Cerrejon coal transporter and caused severe damage to the railway in the northern La Guajira department. According  Full Article »

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Mar 12, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

President Santos urges Colombians to avoid striking

posted by Parker Crooks

President Juan Manuel Santos on Monday urged Colombians not to be manipulated and used in strikes that have been occurring throughout the country. “There is a deliberate action to promote  Full Article »

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Mar 12, 2013 Ξ Comments Off

Security remains key issue in Colombia: Santos

posted by Olle Ohlsen Pettersson

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos said on Monday that the problem of security had yet to be resolved in the country. “There are many problems and the road ahead is very  Full Article »

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