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While tourist visits to mines are most often saved for Potos├ş, Oruro is another great spot to learn about the history of Bolivia's mining industry. The suffering caused by the mining industry has been a part of Oruro for centuries and continues to this day, and it is reflected in numerous museums, monuments and the like. Try the Museo Sacro, Folkl├│rico, Arqueol├│gico y Minero for an in-depth look at the business below ground, or get some background from June C. Nash's book We Eat the Mines and the Mines Eat Us, which discusses the Oruro mining indusry.

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Here are other activities in and around Oruro that may be of interest: Oruro Cathedral,

By Margaret Rode
A self-professed city girl, sassy staff writer Margaret Rode hails from Chicago where she received Bachelor degrees in English Literature and Spanish...
19 Jun 2009

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