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The People of Paraguay: Our Latin American Mineral Visit

March 21, 2013 | Client projects | by Keith

I have the greatest ticket in the world

In the past 3 to 5 years I have had the opportunity to see the world in many different places. The majority of these travels have been for mining companies where we go to the most obscure places imaginable.

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One of the most recent was to go to Paso Yobai, Paraguay for Latin America Minerals (LAM). Stan and I went to film, photograph, and document the story of their mine. Miles, the CEO of LAM, was our tour guide and led us through all the happenings at LAM. It was great to see all the operations in action as well as some gold pours.

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What made this trip incredible was not only seeing the LAM operations, but also getting to experience the locals as well as the indigenous cultures. It was an eye opening experience to see how a different culture adapts to their situation. From seeing the locals working the land and growing their own food, with LAM’s help, to creating a small market place where they can sell their produce.

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As a documenter it gave me the chance to see the many sides of a country from the city life to the rural communities. This experience combined with many others have really grounded me in my life and provided a unique opportunity to see our world and the beauty that surrounds us.

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I say over and over again to friends and family that I have the greatest ticket in the world: to see places, people and cultures that not everyone gets to see.

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