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Potosi

The ugly face of capitalism

December 1st 2008
Back on the dubious buses and yes, we had the obligatory breakdown on a mountain pass and annoying kids on the seat behind, screaming and kicking, but after a beautiful and eventful climb through the Bolivian Andes we arrived in the highest city in the world; Potosi. Sat in front of the city is an almost perfect, conical mountain that is savagely scarred. From base to summit it is shredded by hund ... read more
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Bolivian Flag Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
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