Peru Mining Ghost Town Photo Essay

Peru Mining Ghost Town Photo Essay

In this May 20, 2014 photo, a golden statue of a miner holding a shovel and plate stands in the empty central square of Huepetuhe in the Madre de Dios region of Peru. Thousands of people have left the Peruvian Amazon boomtown since the government halted gasoline shipments in April and sent troops to destroy heavy machinery used in mining that it deemed illegal. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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May 20, 2014 05:45:36 PM
May 29, 2014 03:10:09 AM
Rodrigo Abd
AP
ASSOCIATED PRESS
MAY 20, 2014 PHOTO
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Huepetuhe, Peru
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