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Chuquicamata mining camp - deserted  

Chuquicamata mining camp - deserted

Chile's Great Big Cash Machine

April 15th 2012
An hour or so northwest of San Pedro de Atacama lies Calama - a god-forsaken place in the middle of the desert which tends to attract singularly unflattering descriptions, more often than not scatological. "Calama is a shithole", warns one guidebook. And we're looking forward to spending our afternoon there. Calama certainly is a hole. A great big hole. Perhaps one of the biggest hol ... read more
South America » Chile » Antofagasta Region » Calama

Chilean Flag Prior to the coming of the Spanish in the 16th century, northern Chile was under Inca rule while Araucanian Indians inhabited central and southern Chile; the latter were not completely subjugated until the early 1880s. Although Chile declared its ind... ... read more
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