Corruption in Suriname’s Gold Mines

Netherlands went to Suriname to see how gold is intertwined with everyday life in the country. During the trip, they rode along with “Jungle” Ronnie Brunswick—an ex-rebel leader who waged a violent civil war but is now a successful businessman with miles of gold mining land to his name.

They also witnessed the dangers of mercury, which is used widely in the recovery of gold, and visited Benz Village, where everything in life is paid for with gold.


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