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Floresmiro was the Only Survivor

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A miner in Colombia. Image by Anna-Katarina Gravgaard, 2010.
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The government in Colombia has to choose between guarding its unique ecosystems or boosting its...

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Image by Anna-Katrina Gravgaard. Colombia, 2011.

Anna-Katarina Gravgaards and Lorenzo Morales article, "Floresmiro was the Only Survivor," appeared in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten. In it, they report on the daily life and challenges of a Colombian miner. They tell the story of Floresmiro Olaya, a coal miner, on his first day back to work six weeks after he lost his brother and four friends in Colombia´s latest deadly mine explosion. It addresses the health concerns, economic issues and general lifestyle of small scale miners as well as the country´s overly generous policies towards mining.

To read the piece, download the attachments below (in Danish).

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