Coup d'Etat to World Trade Seen in Billionaire Toxic Lead Fight


Christian Gutierrez Leon, who is 14 but remains in 5th grade with... News PhotoFinance,Horizontal,Latin America,Mine,Miner,Mining,Mining Accident,Peru,Pollution,Sitting,South America,Struggle,Town,VictimPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2013 BloombergChristian Gutierrez Leon, who is 14 but remains in 5th grade with 9-year-olds because he struggles in school, sits in his home in the town of La Oroya, Peru, on Wednesday, March 20, 2013. Most of La Oroyaís children suffer elevated lead levels, according to the Peruvian government. The question of responsibility for lead pollution in La Oroya is at the center of high-stakes clash between Peru and U.S. billionaire Ira Rennert, who owned Doe Run Peru for more than a decade through Renco Group Inc., a metals, mining and industrial conglomerate based in New York that has said it is not responsible for the childrenís ills. Photographer: Meridith Kohut/Bloomberg via Getty Images