Blu Radio learned for the first time that a judge suspended for at least four months all the closure and eviction orders of the informal mines in Buriticá, Antioquia, which are in the title of the Chinese multinational Zijin Continental Gold, where an attack was registered a year ago. week, while a lawsuit for a formalization process is resolved….Duván Vásquez
The decision was made as part of two precautionary measures decreed by the promiscuous judge of the Santa Fe de Antioquia circuit upon admitting last Wednesday, May 24, a popular action filed by the informal miners of the Los Asientos de Buriticá, Antioquia village.
This legal action demands that the multinational Zijin Continental Gold establish an area of its mining title so that the ancestral workers can begin a formalization process with exploitation contracts under legal conditions.
For this reason, the first precautionary measure, while this popular action is being resolved in depth, is to suspend all the closure and eviction orders of the traditional miners in some 31 informal tunnels located in the village of Los Asientos represented by Juan David Diez and the company Mineros Ancestrales of Buriticá, in addition, to link the Government of Antioquia and the National Mining Agency.
Lawyer Carlos López, attorney for the informal miners, said he hopes that these eviction operations will stop and seek formalization for hundreds of mining families.
According to the admission order, all ancestral miners must prove to the Zijin within a maximum of five days, the name and data of each of the workers of that community, information that will be sent to the Prosecutor’s Office and the Police so that they refrain from evict them or prosecute them for their informal work.
As a second measure, it was determined that within two days after these listings, the Chinese multinational will have two days to authorize the exploration of an area for this formalization process for four months and that could be prolonged, that is, at least for Evictions will be suspended for 120 days.