The Loss of the Great Forest

With 20% of the Amazon cut down and counting, and the Brazilian gov't having trouble stopping farmers and illegal loggers, it seems like the days of pristine forest and uncontacted indigenous peoples are behind us. Sadly, this is a topic that has lost its luster in the U.S. with the development of wars in the Middle East and high gas prices occupying the general consciousness.

And here is one of the dangers of traveling in Latin America, as articles like these are fairly common.
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