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JAN 10, 2014 - The Guardian

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Bolivia's Cerro Rico, the 'mountain that eats men', could sink whole city

Plans to stabilise summit by filling in huge sinkhole not enough to guarantee future of mining city of Potosí, say criticsAt 6am, a weak and silvery light illuminates the narrow streets of the Calvario neighbourhood, as thousands of men and teenage boys make their way towards the cone-shaped peak that looms over the Bolivian city of Potosí.El Cerro Rico – the rich hill – stands above what was once the largest silver deposit in the world: veins of precious metals so bountiful they bankrolled the Spanish empire and changed the course of history. Even today, a booming commodities market means ... Read More

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