Gold Mining is the beast that is running amuck in Peru.
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The Mother of God (Madre de Dios) district of Peru rises from the lowlands of Acre, Brazil up the east slope of the Andes. Until recently its remoteness alone protected its beauty and biodiversity. What changed, according to Mabel Monfil of Sertãobras was the global surge in gold prices combined with the access afforded by the paving of the new Intercontinental Road.
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