Désamour Fares, 28, is one of the five or six buyers who deal with Haiti’s only gold miners. He comes every Thursday to Lakwev, one of the three “wild” mines in the country’s northeast—the most profitable, he says. In the shade of a wood and sheet metal shed, he has been waiting for over an hour in the village, which seems to ignore him as it carries on with its hard labor.
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