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One American hunts for emeralds in Colombia. But many want to stop him
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One American hunts for emeralds in Colombia. But many want to stop him

Joshua Partlow and Julia Symmes Cobb | The Washington Post - August 9, 2015

MUZO, Colombia — The chopper touched down on the hillside helipad and Charles Burgess, a cigar-chomping former U.S. government employee, stepped out to survey the full sweep…

Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy 
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Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy 

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2015

The Canadian gold mining company at the center of a decade-long fight with Costa Rica over a controversial open-pit mining concession has ceased operations. Infinito Gold Ltd.…

Army deployed over Peru mining project violence
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Environment and Wildlife
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Army deployed over Peru mining project violence

AFP - May 9, 2015

LIMA, Perú — Peruvian troops have been deployed to help maintain law and order after weeks of deadly protests over a controversial mining project in the country's south,…

Another huge and open iron mine is carved out of Brazil’s rain forest
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Brazil
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Another huge and open iron mine is carved out of Brazil’s rain forest

Dom Phillips | The Washington Post - April 14, 2015

SERRA SUL, Carajas, Brazil — The line of trucks and four-wheel-drive pickups threw up clouds of red dust as it snaked up the hill on the wide…

Peru fights gold fever with fire and military force
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Crime
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Peru fights gold fever with fire and military force

Nick Miroff | The Washington Post - August 19, 2014

LA PAMPA, Perú – The dynamite crew set the charges and ordered everyone back. They put explosives beneath the miners' hammocks and in the outdoor kitchen, where…

Mexico closes 80 schools after 10 million gallons of sulfuric acid poison Sonora River earlier this month
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Crime
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Mexico closes 80 schools after 10 million gallons of sulfuric acid poison Sonora River earlier this month

AFP - August 18, 2014

MEXICO CITY – Authorities in Mexico said Monday they have closed about 80 schools after sulfuric acid leaked from a copper mine in the country's northwest and…

In Bolivia, silver mountain at risk of collapse
Ancient ruins
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Ancient ruins
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In Bolivia, silver mountain at risk of collapse

José Arturo Cárdenas | AFP - July 8, 2014

POTOSÍ, Bolivia – Cerro Rico, the fabled peak towering over the Bolivian city of Potosí that supplied silver to fund Spain's colonial empire, is at risk of collapse…

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Collapse traps at least 11 gold miners in Honduras

AFP - July 3, 2014

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – A cave-in at an unlicensed gold mine in Honduras trapped at least 11 miners Wednesday, officials said. The workers are stuck at a depth…

Infinito Gold files lawsuit against Costa Rican government over canceled gold mining contract
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Infinito Gold files lawsuit against Costa Rican government over canceled gold mining contract

Zach Dyer - February 10, 2014

After months of saber rattling, Infinito Gold, Ltd. announced Monday that it had filed for a Request for Arbitration with a World Bank court in its protracted…

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3 years after Costa Rica kicked out gold-mining company, legal battle continues

Zack Dyer & Tania Lara - November 22, 2013

Environmentalists in Costa Rica celebrate Nov. 24 as a milestone. It was on this day in 2010 that an Administrative Appeals Court shot down a projected $1 billion…

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