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Photographer's Note

This picture was taken in 1984 when Bolivia was suffering 10000 % inflation and the tin mines of the national company (Comibol) were all closing down.
The small trucks aligned on a railway track leading to nowhere in the dense morning mist are a symbol of the economy of this country.
Its mineral resources (silver, tin, bismuth,...) have been extensively exploited since the XVIth century, to satisfy our industrial needs but no sustainable development strategy has ever been activated... and the indigeneous population is very upset about this situation.
No doubt you can still take the same picture more than twenty years later !

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Additional Photos by Eric PIRARD (cyrrhus) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 414 W: 26 N: 578] (2878)
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