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January 17, 1988 | RANDALL HACKLEY, Associated Press
Miners who once worked the granite and marble mines around this picturesque area of rolling hills, yellow wildflowers and cattle ranches now ride buses four hours a day to work at a beach resort. "I have to go where the work is," said Juan Filano, a former miner who is helping install a tile roof on a luxurious home in Punta del Este, the Atlantic resort 62 miles south of Minas. Economic hard times in Uruguay, a nation of 2.
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