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Gold fever in la Bulla (II)

Posted by Javier on 31 October 2009

In spite of the violence and the sordid happenings in La Bulla, the work is well organized in teams where everyone has a specific task. The “law of the mine” is one of brotherhood and trust between comrades of the same team; the lives of each miner highly depend on the efficiency and collaboration of the teammates at work.

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40 comments. Tags: , , , , , , . Location: Puerto Maldonado, Peru

Gold fever in la Bulla (I)

Posted by Javier on 31 October 2009

The second Venezuelan project was the Bulla Hoja de Lata. A bulla in Spanish is an agglomeration of people making a lot of noise and scandal, and it is the popular term in Venezuela to describe what happens when someone finds considerable amounts of gold: people from all Venezuela and the neighbor countries come in mass in an uncontrolled and feverish gold rush.

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69 comments. Tags: , , , , , . Location: Puerto Maldonado, Peru