Peru | Mine Eats City (32 images)

High in Peru's Andes mountains sits Cerro de Pasco, a 400-year old city which is being devoured from its very center by an expanding open-pit mine.

The two months that I lived in Cerro de Pasco—meeting it's lead-poisoned children and surveying the wounded land—often felt like I was living in parable. Everyone in the city knew that the dragon was eating it's own tail, slowly consuming it's wealth, along with the health of the mine workers, their friends and...
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