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Gold Lures Illegal Miners to Peru's Rainforests

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A third of a million Peruvians make their living from gold mining, but illegal tactics and...

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Image by Stephen Sapienza, Peru, 2011.

In southeastern Peru, where the Andes Mountains meet the Amazon, lies one of the world's richest ecosystems and the destructive lure of gold. In a collaboration with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, special correspondent Steve Sapienza reports on illegal gold mining in Peru.

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