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Chuquicamata, the miner's past in Chile by Lorenzo Moscia

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A simbol of Chilean copper production, the town of Chuqicamata in the North was abandoned in 2004 due the contamination aroun it. All the dweller were moved to Calama city. Chuqui, as everybody calls the place, remains silent and empty. People is allowed to visit it once a week. Even if they have a pretty better life in Calama, many of them still miss the old little town were they have born and grew up.


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