Postcards from the edge

Postcards from the edge
Tales of (mis)adventure from abroad

Gold Rush

Gold Rush

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For 20 years, small-scale surface gold mining enabled the unemployed community members, mostly women, to send their kids to school and take care of their families. But everything was in jeopardy now. A Chinese mining company had zeroed in on the precious resource and had started greasing the political wheels. They were acquiring land around the village and within a few years, their machinery would take out what would’ve otherwise kept the community going for decades. All that would be left behind is a ravaged, polluted landscape and yet more collateral victims of global industrial forces and corrupted officials.

-Yannick



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