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New Amazon highway ‘would put Peru’s last lost tribes at risk’

Observer: A fierce row has broken out over a controversial plan to drive a road through pristine Amazon rainforest, imperilling the future of some of the world's last uncontacted tribes. The 125-mile (200km) road would pass through the Alto PurĂºs national park in Peru, connecting a remote area to the outside world but opening up the most biologically and culturally important area of the upper Amazon to logging, mining and drug trafficking. Opponents of the plan fear it will threaten the existence of uncontacted...