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Potosi, la ville du racket
Mine Santa Rosa (4274 m). Cette mine d彋ain et de plomb est situ嶪 sur le Cerro Rico, la montagne riche . Depuis le milieu du XVIe si鋃le, les conquistadores ont exploit le sous-sol de cette montagne, qui regorgeait dargent. R嶮uits l彋at desclaves, les Indiens navaient dautre choix pour vivre. Dans la ville de Potosi cr澭e au pied de la montagne, les colons espagnols faisaient des lingots. 50 milliards de dollars seraient ainsi pass廥 la cour dEspagne. Ce vol organis se double dun g幯ocide. En 450 ans, le Cerro Rico a tu huit millions dIndiens. Et 蓷 continue ! Les mineurs, adultes ou enfants sont ensevelis sous les 嶵oulements. Les plus chanceux meurent vers 35 ans dempoisonnement ou de silicose. La visite de la mine donne envie de vomir, face au manque de s嶰urit et aux conditions de travail d廧lorables. Le Cerro Rico na plus dargent, mais l彋ain y est encore abondant. Sa cote est en hausse Wall Street. Mais croyez-vous que cette hausse profite aux mineurs ? Non ! Elle profite aux magouilleurs de la bourse. Jai encore envie de vomir. Dans quel monde vivons-nous ?

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Potosi, town of racket
Mine Santa Rosa (4274 m). This lead and tin mine is located on the Cerro Rico, the "rich mountain". Since the middle of XVIth century, the conquistadores exploited the underground of this mountain, rich of silver. Reduced to the state of slaves, the Indians did not have of another choice to live. In the town of Potosi created at the basis of the mountain, the Spanish colonists made ingots. 50 billion dollars would have thus passed to the Spain court. This racket is accompagnied by a genocide. During 450 years, Cerro Rico killed eight million of indians. It continues today! The miners, adults or children, are buried under the crumblings. Luckiest die around 35 years with poisoning or silicosis. The visit of the mine is nauseating, looking with the lack of safety and the deplorable working conditions. Cerro Rico does not have any more silver, but tin is still abundant there. Its quoting is in rise at Wall Street. But do you believe that this rise benefits to the miners? No! It benefits the stock exchange schemers. I want to vomit again. In which world do we live?

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