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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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Once a US school bus, now a Central American taxi

Once a US school bus, now a Central American taxi

By on Aug 28, 2013 in El Salvador

Whitney Eulich

From Guatemala to Nicaragua, the iconic yellow buses are living out their waning days ferrying commuters across cities big and small. San Salvador, El Salvador; and Ciudad Vieja, Guatemala Students across the United States are climbing onto the iconic yellow school buses rolling through subdivisions and down city streets...

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