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You’re no woman; you’re a reporter

By on Dec 23, 2013 in El Salvador

Whitney Eulich

I had only known José for an hour when he implied I wasn’t a real woman. “Women aren’t allowed in mines,” the self-taught, “artisanal” miner told me. “They scare away the gold.” The thing is, we were far enough into the dank, rock-walled tunnel that the darkness had extinguished...

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El Salvador: buried treasure or fool’s gold?

El Salvador: buried treasure or fool’s gold?

By on Sep 10, 2013 in El Salvador

Whitney Eulich

Latin America’s mixed feelings about its mineral wealth. Walking through a sea of businessmen and information booths at a Toronto trade show, mining executive Tom Shrake saw gold. The poster board that caught the eye of Mr. Shrake, president of Canada-based Pacific Rim, detailed core samples from a deposit...

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