The district of San Marcos, where the mine is located, is the country’s richest — receiving about $50 million a year in royalties. Yet it has no paved highways, no hospital, and no water treatment plant. Nearly one third of toddlers suffer from chronic malnutrition — double the national average.
It’s compelling reading, the story that neither the government of Peru nor the mining companies want you to read. Whole thing here, including a great photoshow.