Trade union activist Gilberto Torres talks about his country’s oil wars
and why he is bringing a case against BP

While peace edges closer in Colombia – ending a 40-year war between the government and leftwing Farc guerillas – so another war rages unabated: the appalling violence that surrounds mining and drilling for oil.

A remarkable survivor of these atrocities visited Britain this month for a tour of public meetings about his kidnap and torture, warning of the ravages of “extraction industries” in Latin America, and to consult his lawyers over a suit he has filed against BP for its alleged connections to the kidnappers.

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Source: Guardian Environment