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The depressing reality for the miners of Cerro Rico, even today  
   

The depressing reality for the miners of Cerro Rico, even today

The overwhelming major cause of death of miners is from reapiratory problems, mainly due to asbestos in the mine. They still don´t wear anything more advanced than a bandana over their mouths.
Potosi, Sucre and first impressions of La Paz

February 13th 2008
Potosi From the water bombing, carnaval related madness of Uyuni, i moved on to the water bombing, carnaval related madness of Potosi. Different town, but the same activities of spraying water and foam at everything that moved for another couple of days. Except in Potosi, they had moved on to the cunning tactic of the drive-by attack, spraying water and foam from the windows of passing c ... read more
South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » La Paz

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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