Golden Slum: Golden Slum

Miners pull excavation equipment up a hill. Many are employed under an ancient lottery system called cachorreo in which they work 30 days without pay. On the 31st day they receive payment in the form of a sack of ore, which may or may not contain gold.
Golden Slum, La Rinconada, Peru

Miners pull excavation equipment up a hill. Many are employed under an ancient lottery system called cachorreo in which they work 30 days without pay. On the 31st day they receive payment in the form of a sack of ore, which may or may not contain gold.