Little shepherd

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With a kid at his side.  Bolivia back in the analog days.

 

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On the road to Siglo XX!

This is the mining district in Bolivia. Principal town Oruru.  The picture taken in Huanuni on the road towards Catavi, llallagua and the Siglo XX mine.  Mining in Bolivia is on the uprise again as the mineral prices world-wide are increasing.  The big lithium reserves is also a big asset.. think electric cars!

Revolutions in Bolivia have been initiated from these parts of the country. Working and living conditions are about as bad as it gets!

Heavy load in Siglo XX!

  Llallagua is situated high up in the Andes at the end of the world . This is the mining district of Bolivia. One of the most important tin-mines is named Siglo XX (20th century). Conditions are hard!

The Bolivian government closed the production at Siglo XX 1987. Small groups continue to work the mine independently .

My hotel (when i was there 1985) charged half a dollar per night. No locks on the door and the roof was leaking!