Peru’s military tries to curb illegal gold mining in Amazon


LA PAMPA, Peru — By day, Peruvian police and soldiers search for and destroy equipment used by illegal gold miners in a part of the Amazon rainforest where mining has transformed once-dense foliage into a desert pocked with dead trees and toxic pools. As night falls, they play cards and soccer, call family from their remote outpost or have a medic pluck burrowing parasites from their feet. Read More …read more

Source:: Nationalpost – News

      

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