Alcoa mining operations

from Junot Díaz – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (Excerpt) on Rap Genius


Bauxite, in case you don’t know, is the source of aluminium, and is big business in the DR.

“From the 1960’s into the late 1980’s, bauxite was mined and exported from the Dominican Republic by Alcoa … Alcoa mined and exported over 30 million tons while they operated the mine… Bauxite reserves in the Pedernales region of the Dominican Republic are in the millions.” (From SDB corporate materials.)

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