Suriname witnesses new gold rush

Members of the Maroon tribe compete for the precious metal with foreign mining company.

    A massive jump in gold prices is causing a gold rush in countries like Suriname.

    A Canadian corporation, IAMGOLD, is the only company with mining rights in the tiny Latin American nation's rain forest.

    But some of the locals who live on that land are racing to get their own share of the gold, before it is all gone.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett reports from Brokopondo, Suriname.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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