Gold Rush In New Guinea

Captain Kaletus Janempa, a 42-year-old guerrilla of the Free Papua Movement, looks out from a thatched hut over a well-guarded mountainside in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. He and fellow guerrillas want to drive out New Orleans-based Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., which has invested $2.8 billion there to mine the world's largest gold deposit. "We're using spears, bows, arrows, and knives," says the bearded Amungme tribesman, wearing an olive-drab cap and wielding his palm-wood bow and bird-hunting arrows. "When the military is asleep, we'll take their guns."

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