From a wonderful publication, The World Politics Review, a great article on how the FARC is diversifying out of cocaine and kidnapping and into wildcat gold mining.
What's happening is that as the price of gold rises (due to the Fed's inflationary tactics)the FARC is going out into the mountain streams to find the yellow stuff. Thing is they use mercury to separate it out which flows down the streams and likely kills all kinds of flora and fauna. So if you are for saving the rainforests, end the FED! Click here for the story.