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For years, a sprawling illegal gold mine fueled Peru's economy, but it also became a national embarrassment. Earlier this year, the government finally had enough. (THREAD)
The 40-square-mile area, known as La Pampa, used to be old-growth Amazon forest. Now, it's a toxic wasteland.
So Peru's government shut down the gold fields. In the process, it also unveiled just how addicted the region had become to illegal mining.
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The Miami Herald’s investigative series Dirty Gold, Clean Cash was named a #Pulitzer finalist for Explanatory Reporting. This series explained how Miami’s gold trade fuels gangs, guns and profits in Latin America. A thread of our work from #DirtyGold:
American consumers flaunt gold on their wrists and fingers but have no idea where it comes from — or who gets hurt. #DirtyGold
Illegal mining in Colombia generates about $2.4 billion a year in illicit cash — three times more than its notorious cocaine industry. #DirtyGold
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THREAD: 2018 was a particularly newsworthy year in South Florida, and the Miami Herald was there for all of it. Here are some of the biggest stories and investigative series of the year #ReadLocal
In January, we revealed how Miami’s gold trade fuels gangs, guns and profits in Latin America in our #DirtyGold investigation
On a quiet Thursday in February, the Miami Heat unexpectedly traded for Dwyane Wade, bringing the franchise’s biggest star back home following stints in Chicago and Cleveland
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