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AQ Slideshows: Natural Resource Extraction in Latin America

View AQ's exclusive photos of mines and their surrounding communities in Chile, Colombia and Peru.

Award-winning photographer Nicolas Villaume accompanied Americas Quarterly to Chile, Colombia and Peru in 2012 to study natural resource extraction and its effect on social inclusion. Photographed during the AQ team's site visits to mines in each country and meetings with stakeholders at the extraction sites and nearby communities, Villaume's photos bring this research to life in a 32-page photo essay featured in the Winter 2013 issue on natural resource extraction.

Below are three web-exclusive slideshows from AQ's site visits to the Collahuasi copper mine in Chile, the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia, and the Antamina copper and zinc mine in Peru, featuring photos by Villaume that are not available in the print or digital editions of the magazine.

The photos below, as well as those appearing in the Winter 2013 issue of AQ, were made possible with the generous support of the Ford Foundation.

Mining Technology and Labor

An up-close look at the machines, technology and labor that make up the daily operations of working mines in Chile, Colombia and Peru.


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Environment and the Mines

A look at how mining companies are responding to the challenge of environmental stewardship and protection.


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Communities and the Mines

A few ways that mining companies have attempted to promote social and economic development in communities that are located near extraction sites.


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All photos by Nicolas Villaume.

Click here to return to AQ's special feature section on natural resource extraction.

Click here to view AQ's natural resource extraction-related videos and interviews.

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Any opinions expressed in this piece do not necessarily reflect those of Americas Quarterly or its publishers.
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