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Gold fever

One decade after the first gold rush, the mob is back again in Serra Pelada. People are coming daily by the truckloads from all over Brazil. Everybody likes to tell the rag-to-riches story of Índio, a man who arrived flat broke in town and left a millionaire in the previous gold rush. For every Índio, however, there are thousands who go back worse off than when they come in.

Carlos Ravelo

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