Colombian Jakeline Romero is in Ireland to highlight the harm wrought by a 690 sq km mine, which distributes its coal through a Dublin-based firm, writes Caroline O’Doherty.
Jakeline Romero remembers how, as a small child, she sensed the excitement of people in her community that a mining company was coming to the area.
The Irish company that imports coal from a Colombian mine accused of human rights abuses has recorded revenues of €2.3bn.
Two buses packed with passengers crashed head-on on a highway in northern Colombia, killing at least 22 people and injuring 38 others, police said today.
FORTY-SEVEN people were killed and 12 injured after a fire in a Caracas nightclub which had no emergency exits.
Forty-seven people were killed and at least eight others injured after a fire at a crowded Caracas nightclub in Venezuela.
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