Laboring away at Ijen Crater Lake

“Miners at Ijen Crater Lake weigh their sulfur. The turquoise-colored lake in Southeast Java is still the home to an active sulfur mine. Although the baskets look deceptively light, the miners usually balance a stunning 170 to 200 pounds on their shoulders. The miners make the intense hike twice a day, making only $5.00 to $8.00…

Newsful Indonesia: Corruption allegations take down a high-ranking official, labor strikes and an AIDS epidemic told through photos

Public-sector corruption again dominated Indonesian headlines last week. Youth and Sports Minister Andi Alfian Mallarangeng resigned last Friday amid growing suspicion of foul play involving the construction of a $122-million sports complex in West Java. Indonesia has a storied history of entrenched corruption, but this is the first time a sitting cabinet member has been accused…