The land Alcoa dammed: Struggling Suriname's past and future
After 100 years, Pittsburgh icon Alcoa is ending its operations in Suriname, South America where the company made aluminum. The decision to permanently end mining and refining has delivered a resonating blow to the small town.
In March, a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette team, explored the dam, crumbling towns that the company had built, abandoned strip mines, jungle resettlement villages and halls of government that echo with accusations of secret deals.
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