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The illegal, unlicensed and highly polluting gold mines of the Chocó region, Colombia

Adam Isacson is one of the kingpins of WOLA, who are second to none for knowledge of Colombia. Here’s his post plus photos of the mess that illegal gold miners are making in the Chocó region of the country, especially along the Atrato River. Very similar to the Madre de Dios mess in Peru, in fact. However, the proceeds of this mining go to armed groups in Colombia so perhaps double negative here.

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