Bolivian city in danger of collapse

Published July 1, 2014
View of Potosi. — Photo by AFP
View of Potosi. — Photo by AFP
Partial view of Potosi. — Photo by AFP
Partial view of Potosi. — Photo by AFP
View of Potosi's Cerro Rico, which is in danger of collapse due to mining operations in the area. — Photo by AFP
View of Potosi's Cerro Rico, which is in danger of collapse due to mining operations in the area. — Photo by AFP
View of San Francisco's Cathedral in Potosi. — Photo by AFP
View of San Francisco's Cathedral in Potosi. — Photo by AFP
View of the Casa de la Moneda of Potosi. — Photo by AFP
View of the Casa de la Moneda of Potosi. — Photo by AFP
View of Potosi's Cerro Rico, which is in danger of collapse due to mining operations in the area. — Photo by AFP
View of Potosi's Cerro Rico, which is in danger of collapse due to mining operations in the area. — Photo by AFP
Night view of Potosi. — Photo by AFP
Night view of Potosi. — Photo by AFP
A Quechua woman walks in the outskirts of Potosi. — Photo by AFP
A Quechua woman walks in the outskirts of Potosi. — Photo by AFP

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (Unesco) World Heritage Committee has recently added the colonial city of Potosi to the List of World Heritage in Danger, stating “potential degradation of the historic site by the mining operations, instability and risk of collapse of the Cerro Rico, deficiencies in conservation and inefficient enforcement of protective legislation” as reasons behind its decision.

Opinion

Editorial

Spy games
02 Oct, 2022

Spy games

THE recordings leaked online over the past week may have given us a rare peek into the behind-the-scenes ...
‘Geopolitical football’
02 Oct, 2022

‘Geopolitical football’

THE US-China rivalry is by all measures one of the globe’s most dangerous competitions for power and influence. ...
Fuel price reduction
02 Oct, 2022

Fuel price reduction

ISHAQ Dar is back; so are his signature policies. The reduction of a little over 5pc in fuel prices announced by him...
Untruths and politics
Updated 01 Oct, 2022

Untruths and politics

It would arguably be in the national interest for the Supreme Court to take up the cipher and settle the matter.
Farmers’ protest
01 Oct, 2022

Farmers’ protest

SEVERAL hundred farmers have converged on Islamabad for the last three days to protest against the soaring costs of...
Dasht-i-Barchi bombing
01 Oct, 2022

Dasht-i-Barchi bombing

ON Friday morning, Kabul’s Dasht-i-Barchi neighbourhood was rocked by a terrorist attack targeting an educational...