This video says about itself:
COLOMBIA MINER ACCIDENT OCT 2010 PT 2
WHY WAS THE ACCIDENT NOT COVERED BY THE MEDIA RIGHT AWAY LIKE THE OTHER MINING ACCIDENTS? IT WAS NOT MENTIONED UNTIL AFTER THEY SUSPENDED THE SEARCH AFTER ONLY 4 DAYS AND STILL NOT COVERED BY MAINSTREAM MEDIA. WHY? …
THERE IS MUCH GOLD MINING PLANNED FOR COLOMBIA FOR THE HUGE VAST OF GOLD RESOURCE FOUND THERE. SO MUCH MORE MINING WILL BE DONE THERE AND THE PEOPLE NEED THE WORLD TO STAND UP FOR THEM TO BE PROTECTED FROM FIRST OF ALL NOT EVEN BEING ACKNOWLEDGED BY THE MEDIA WHEN THEY GET TRAPPED, LACK OF ATTEMPT MONEY PLANS FOR RESCUE
Deaths in Colombia mine explosion. At least 20 coal mine workers have been killed and 30 are feared trapped following an explosion in the northeast: here. And here.
Colombia urged Tel Aviv on Thursday to extradite former Israeli army Lieutenant Colonel Yair Klein, who was convicted by a Colombian court of training death squads in the late 1980s and sentenced in absentia to nearly 11 years in prison: here.
Colombian coal miners vote for strike
On January 27, workers at the Cerrejon mining complex in Guajira voted overwhelming in favor of a walkout as negotiations for a new labor agreement have dragged on without results. The complex is north of the La Preciosa mine—where a January 26 explosion killed 21 mineworkers.
According to a Reuters report, under Colombia’s repressive labor laws, workers “are not allowed to stage a walkout in the first two days after a vote, nor on the last day of a mandatory 10-day period. After that, workers would need to take another strike vote. The union will hold a meeting on Saturday to ratify the strike vote, but it will be a syndicate committee that will decide on the timing of any walkout—which can only happen between Jan. 30 and Feb. 6.”
The main issues in dispute are a salary increase—with the union counterpoising a nine percent raise to 9 percent to management’s 6 percent proposal—a signing bonus and other bonuses for meeting production targets.
Cerrejon, which is jointly owned by mining giants Xstrata PLC, Anglo American PLC and BHP Billiton, is Colombia’s largest mining company, accounting for about one third of total coal production and export.