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Mining a rich seam of protest

02/21/2007 | Panos London

Ghana, where gold mines have long drawn foreigners with an eye on the quick buck is under pressure to be more careful with the profits from its precious metal.

Running from the flames

05/03/2006 | Panos London

In the Jharia coalfield in India's Bihar state, underground fires caused by mining are threatening the safety of the local residents. But many don't want to leave. Nilanjana Bhowmick reports. 

Gold in the dust

10/26/2005 | Panos London

In Kenya’s Ikolomani area the risks of gold mining are high and the rewards usually small – but many are willing to work at it. Abhullahi Boru visited teenage prospectors. 

The mountain that ate people’s lives

04/24/2003 | Panos London

Former miner, Braulio Mamani, takes us down into the silver mines of Bolivia where generations of his family have worked out their lives. 

Legal victory sparks hope for tighter controls on multinationals

03/01/2003 | Panos London

Buoyed by the success of a litigation against the owners of disused asbestos mines in South Africa, lawyers are now setting their sights on the country's lucrative gold mining industry.

Mexican clean air drive delivers lessons in politics

08/01/2002 | Panos London

Mexico City hopes to become the world's first city with a climate action programme. But implementation of this ambitious project is suffering from bureaucratic wrangling and a lack of political cooperation.

Voices from the mountain: Peru

01/01/2002 | Panos London

Interviews from Cerro de Pasco, where people's herding lifestyle has undergone great changes, principally as a result of Peru's most important industry: mining. 

Brasilia, the city that was built from scratch

06/07/2001 | Panos London

Brazil's young capital city was designed by planners in the mid 20th century. But has their dream come true? Paula Gobbi reports.   

Russian reforms questioned over ‘jobless millions’

04/01/2001 | Panos London

Economists who cite the apparent absence of mass unemployment as a key achievement of economic reforms in Russia are being advised to think again.

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