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March 04, 2004

Bolivia's La Candelaría Mine, Potosí: One Picture = 1000 Words

It's 1pm on the last Friday of the month, three levels below the entrance of one of Bolivia's most primitive co-operative mines, La Candelaria, inside the infamous Cerro Rico (Rich Mountain).

The ancient-looking miners, who universally suffer from silicosis, start drinking 100% puro wood grain alcohol before the buyers come to inspect their meager nuggets.

Thank god for coca.

When you are a miner in Potosí, one picture equals a thousand words....

Posted by laughtears on March 4, 2004 01:21 AM
Category: ->Photo of the Day<-, Bolivia | South America, On Assignment
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