Potosì, Tin's Hearth (50 images)

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POTOSI', TIN'S HEARTH

"We eat the mountain and the mountain eats us". At 4300 meters above sea level, in the bowels of the "Cerro Rico" mountain, that for centuries has supplied Spain with silver, thousands of miners still work under the same conditions as colonial times: with their hands and rudimentary dynamite. To take the strain they chew thousands of coca leaves, drink bad raw alcohol and smoke marijuana. They are...
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