Mining in Bolvia is 'different'

Theo Stromer published a pictorial on CNN looking at cooperative mining in Bolivia, as well as the damage caused to the environment and the miners themselves in a region that lacks modern safeguards.

"Fishing and agriculture in many communities have been affected as a result, and the rivers that flow down from the mines are filled with trash. Much of that waste came from the miners."

"We have ideas in the United States about what it means to be a miner," he says. "In many ways, it's different in Bolivia."

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