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Puerto Maldonado, Peru, February 9, 2007 -  A view from a busted up taxi cab in downtown Puerto Maldonado, considered to be Peru's last frontier town. Its economy is based almost solely on gold mining, along with some timber and oil exploration. It is a largely lawless area, where the citizens police themselves. Even so, crime is relatively non-existent and the region's economy has seen a steady growth over the last twenty years.