Potosi, Through Children’s Eyes (Where Were You When You Were Twelve?)

We eat the mountain...and the mountain eats us. -- David, a mine guide and former miner in Potosi, echoes a decades-old sentiment about the city's lifeblood, its world-famous silver mines.It was late morning and the sun was bright, the sky crystal at 13,400 feet in Potosi, Bolivia. We were being tended to by a group of schoolgirls dressed as nurses at a hygiene … [Read more...]