Discuss Issues of Illegal Mining
Write a 500-word (no more than 600) essay on “In what ways is this issue specifically Peruvian, and in what ways is this part of a wider global problem? Use specific examples from Dr. Goldstein’s work to make your argument.” The essay needs to engage with the materials provided.
The materials attached below explore the dangerous conditions that impoverished people working in illegal gold mines and sex work endure in Peru. The plight of these workers highlights important connections between illegal mining, multinational corporations, environmental destruction, health and human trafficking. The Peruvian government is complicit in the mining and local police threaten to ‘exterminate’ these impoverished people if they are identified in speaking out against the mining corporations.