The City’s Most Impoverished And Miserable In The World – Lies high in the Andes Peru, far above a row of trees, there is an old gold mining camps during the years of growing up with “status” as a city. More than 30 thousand people live in this mountain town with a height of up to 5 kilometres so referred to as the highest settlements in the world.
Is La Rinconada (at an altitude of 5,100 m) weather conditions so high that resembles the West coast of Greenland, even though it is only 14 degrees from the equator. Wet summers and dry winters. Throughout the day, its cold and freeze. The average annual temperature in Rinconada Lan only 1.2 degrees Celsius.
In fact, La Rinconada is more like the environment rather than the city. No roads, no plumbing, and no sewage system. House made of cardboard in Tin slab without restrictions.
All the men worked in mining, while the woman was selling goods, Golden paw tong stone thrown or even there is also that making money from prostitution.
Miners extract gold using mercury-the second most abundant materials that can be found here after gold. Therefore, soil, air, water and snow in La Rinconada and many other things here have been contaminated. If La Rinconada is a city, then the city could be called the poorest and most miserable city in the world.
Unlike other mining towns, La Rinconada is not the property of the company. In contrast, almost all mines that operate here are informal or otherwise illegal. There is no administration and no laws. There is no investment that went into the development of the city. The economy is not set, the vast majority of gold out of the mountain directly go to the black market.
Sad again, existing mining Manager, Corporacion Ananea did not pay salaries to workers. Instead, they operate under the old labor system called cachorreo. Under this system, employees work for thirty days at no charge, and at the age of 31 years they were allowed to take as much as possible they could transport ores on the shoulders of those who are jaded.
There is no way to know how much gold that might be contained in rocks and often very little of its contents. However, thousands of people work hard all month with the hope of achieving it on one day “theft”.
Although managers using traditional payment systems like that, miners continued to flock to come to the region. Between 2001 and 2009 even the population of La Rinconada until doubled.