Tungsten's Tainted Trail

By Mike Smith - 2013-08-08T15:33:40Z

Photograph by Carlos Villalon/Bloomberg Markets

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Mining in the Jungle

Javier Garcia, a Puinawai Indian mining in the Colombian jungle, holds bits of rock containing minerals he plans to sell. He says he has worked at the FARC’s tungsten mine with hundreds of other Indians, earning enough in a week to last months in his village.