Francisco Ramirez Cuellar

Francisco is the former President of SINTRAMINERCOL, the union that represented workers in the Colombian state-owned mining company MINERCOL. Currently, he’s Secretary of FUNTRAMIENERGETICA, the federation of Colombian energy sector unions including the oil industry workers union USO. He is a lawyer, a human rights activist and an expert on the proliferation of multinational and Canadian corporate control of Colombia’s mining-energy extractive industries (mainly gold, coal, oil and gas). In 2005 he co-authored the book The Profits of Extermination: Big Mining in Colombia with Avi Chomsky.
Translation by Rebecca Bartel (MISN)

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