Reporting from Humberstone, Atacama Desert, Chili


It’s an almost forgotten story in Chile – the miners who toiled under the desert sun and helped fuel the rise of today’s modern nation. For more than a hundred years, the mines produced saltpeter – a key ingredient for both gunpowder and fertilizer. But these heritage sites – now ghost towns – could be lost forever. Check out the story we produced for 21 Century.

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