Buried in Indonesia’s rich soil is a minefield of brutality, literally. Last year, the Grasberg mine of the Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold (in which Rio Tinto has a major investment and from which it profits enormously), one of the largest such operations in the world, shut down after thousands of workers launched a strike to demand higher wages. Work recently resumed, but the suffering continues while officials and multinationals maneuver to manage Southeast Asia’s resource curse.
See http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michelle-chen/unrest-in-indonesias-mines_b_1408221.html.