As gold prices climb, the poor of Peru flock to the country’s rainforest in search of wealth. Check out the below video report from Al Jazeera English on Peru’s illegal gold mining and how it is impacting both the rainforest and the poor of this South American nation. Along with the unregulated digging comes a trail of deforestation and chemical contamination that is damaging one of the most biodiverse regions on earth. –Al Jazeera English Peru poverty drives illegal mining Graham Land Additional resources: Peru: President Garcia will not negotiate with wildcat miners unless they stop protests.
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