Illegal gold mining story du jour: Colombia

Miami Herald with a nice piece on what’s going on out of sight, out of mind in rural Colombia.

“I worked in one mine for four years before I found out that the owner was a guerrilla member,” said Caleta, who admitted he was using an assumed name for fear of retribution. “But nobody talks about it. You just keep your head down and keep working because it’s happening everywhere.”

Know your food chain!
Hat tip to Hemispheric Brief, the always-informative daily news digest.