OT The Gold in La Rinconada and a cachurada day

This YouTube describes life in La Rinconada Peru, a gold mining town at 5100m elevation.

It is mostly Lawless.

For those who insist that a living wage is a “right”, the miners work under the concept of “cachurada day”. For 6 days, the miner extracts ore for the company WITHOUT PAY.
The miner gets 1 day to extract ore for himself. Only men are allowed to work in the mines. Whatever ore he finds that one day is his pay.

Cachurear means to search through garbage; rummage, scavenge, dumpster dive.


We USians have 1st world problems.
For that, I’m grateful!