Inside the Mountain That Eats Men

Young miners in Potosí, Bolivia risk their lives each day.

Mining for Survival

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Like all the miners, Julio Cesar chews coca leaf before he begins his day in the mine. He says he couldn't enter the mine without a big wad in his cheek. "So I don't get tired. If you don't use coca you can become anxious inside, you can become weak; coca keeps you up even if you work all night." (Jeffrey Kofman/ABC News)
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