Photo-essay on gold mining in Nicaragua

nicagoldmine.jpgIt doesn’t happen very often, so I get a cheap thrill whenever Nicaragua gets BoingBoinged:

HOWTO mine gold in Nicaragua

“A photo-essay by James Rodriguez documenting the history and consequences of mining activities, both artisanal and industrial, in the so-called mining triangle in northeastern Nicaragua.Rodriguez is an independent documentary photographer based in Guatemala. His intimate images from the Mining Triangle in Nicaragua’s deepest mountain interior are fascinating to me, as this is one region of the country I still have not visited.

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