‘It’s as if we’ve learned nothing’: alarm over Amazon road project


Memories of Brazil’s dictatorship as plan threatens biodiverse home of three indigenous communities

Brazilian activists have voiced alarm over their government’s plans to bulldoze a 94-mile highway through a biodiverse corner of the Amazon along the border with Peru that is home to at least three indigenous communities.

The planned road is an extension of the BR-364, a 2,700-mile highway that links São Paulo with the Amazon state of Acre, and would connect the town of Cruzeiro do Sul with the Peruvian border town of Pucallpa.

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