La Rinconada is a small city in Altiplano, Peru. It is known for being the highest permanent
city of the world at a height of 5,100m. La Rinconada has about 30
000 inhabitants, an increase of over 200% since 2000. It is located
near a gold mine and most of the locals work at the mine.
From Puno it's a six-hour bus
ride on unpaved roads to La Rinconada.
The town suffers from mercury poisoning due to the mining
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