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Photos Of The Day: Gold Mining In Myanmrar/Burma

Photographs by Juan Pablo Cardenal and Heriberto Araujo…

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BURMA: At a gold mine some 30 miles from the town of Myitkyina, dozens of Burmese miners, some as young as 14, work from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. The technology is very rudimentary, and the work is hard:

Myanmar gold mine

BURMA: This mining site, like others along the Irrawaddy River, is a concession given by Burma’s ruling military junta to local warlords or businessmen — who, it is believed, then make deals with Chinese financiers. China’s border is only 60 miles away:

illegal Myanmar gold mine

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  1. Pingback: Cyrano's Journal Today » ‘Democracy’ and Slaughter in Burma: Gold Rush Overrides Human Rights

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