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Madre de Dios is considered Peru's final frontier. Located in the southeast corner in the jungles of the Amazon, it is the poorest region in terms of economics, but perhaps the richest in natural resources. Gold has been rediscoveredm and with it goldmining. Artisianl mining - single person or family base skimming has given way to larger companies, who are devestating the land and exporting both the resources and much of the profits. What is beign left behind in an ecological mess in terms...
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