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CONTENTS VOL 169 NO 25 3 Editorial the Fox Report
Colombia and the cost of gold Edited by Judy Kirby; written by Rachel Seifert; additional research and interviews by Moritz Tenthoff. 4 The new gold rush 6-7 Colombia’s riches 9 Refugees in their own country 10-11 Small and endangered 12-13 Green gold: will we buy it? 14-15 Greenwashing
The Fox Report: The Fox report is the investigative arm of the Friend, funded by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust and directed by Judy Kirby.
Rachel Seifert: Rachel is a documentary filmmaker with a particular interest in international social issues. Recently she directed a featurelength documentary filmed across Latin America exposing the human costs of the War on Drugs (‘Cocaine Unwrapped’) and produced a Dispatches investigation into the treatment of children asylum seekers in the UK (‘The Kids Britain Doesn’t Want’). firstname.lastname@example.org
Moritz Tenthoff: Moritz works with several human rights organisations in Colombia.
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Cover image: La Toma, Colombia Photo: Damien Fellous/Libre Arbitre. See the Fox report pages 3-15.
Image right: La Toma, Colombia Photo: Damien Fellous/Libre Arbitre. See the Fox report pages 3-15.
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