LA COLOSA PROJECT
AngloGold set on mine despite local rejection
The producer is not giving up on its La Colosa project in Colombia despite anti-mine referendum
AngloGold Ashanti is not giving up on its La Colosa project in Colombia after a referendum among local residents showed they were overwhelmingly against the building of a mine. In Colombia, mining and environmental laws are unclear and conflicting. Local communities are often hostile to mining, particularly by foreign companies, because it is seen as competition for agricultural land and a potential source of pollution.