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Where Coal Is Still Alive and Well

Colombia is set to produce a record of more than 90 million tons of the fossil fuel this year, its biggest export after oil.

Colombia continues to bet on coal, even as global demand tapers off because the world is switching to cleaner fuels. Nearly all Colombia's exports are produced by three multinationals near the Caribbean coast—Drummond Co. Inc., Glencore Plc and Cerrejon. In the interior, however, smaller operations such as these these produce fuel mainly for domestic consumption. Photographer Nicolo’ Filippo Rosso traveled to Cundinamarca Department to document a coal mining town for Bloomberg News.