WorldViews: Dispatch: Getting the gold story in Peru, and getting out

By Nick Miroff, August 19, 2014

Just about everyone we met in Madre de Dios told us to stay away from the mining camps.

Even at the lunch café where we stopped after arriving in Peru's southeastern Amazon region, the family at the next table over looked deeply worried when we asked for directions. “Very dangerous,” they said. “A lot of bad people there.”

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