Tuesday, April 10, 2012

"Peru: The Curse of Inca Gold"

Thanks to Victor Mendoza for sending in this Frontline video giving both background information as well as current update
High in the Andean mountains of Peru is a gold mine, Yanacocha, run by Newmont Mining Corporation of Denver, Colorado, the largest gold mining company in the world. Once part of the Incan Empire, this land was conquered by the Spanish, who came in search of gold and silver. Descendants of the Incas remain suspicious to this day of outsiders seeking fortune here. FRONTLINE/World and New York Times reporter Lowell Bergman arrives to investigate a growing conflict between the local people and the Yanacocha Mine, which has already produced $7 billion worth of gold. 
CLICK HERE to see the video.
CLICK HERE to read a synopsis of the story, "Peru:  The Curse of Inca Gold"


1 comment:

  1. This has an awesome historical background! It is an intersting story that has brought the culture and has finacially supported many people! 7 billion dollars is a lot of money! The video is very informative and interesting! Thank you for sharing!