Bolivian Child Miners

For Bolivia’s child miners, life is nasty, brutish and short – Caught in a cycle of grinding poverty, youngsters toil in dangerous conditions for a pittance

Abigail Canaviri, 14, attends school by day in the Bolivian Andes. But when the sun sets she and other children tunnel deep into the world’s highest mine, following in their late fathers’ footsteps in a treacherous search for silver.

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