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Canada's Gran Colombia resumes operations at strike-hit mine

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Canada's Gran Colombia Gold said Tuesday it has resumed operations at its Segovia mine complex in the historic gold district of Antioquia following a 42-day industry-wide mining strike in the region, that forced the government to impose a curfew as demonstrations turned violent.

The mining towns of Segovia and Remedios had been protesting since July 21 against both the Toronto-based company and some government decrees aimed to curb illegal mining, which local artisanal miners claimed blocked them from working independently.