The Brutal History Of Exploring The Amazon

The Crack At The Edge Of The World

For centuries, explorers have ventured into the unknown terrain of South America, and many have failed. So why do explorers call the Amazon, ‘Green Hell’?

“How far will you take it?” –

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” In the summer of 1996, rains flooded the Amazon, rendering it virtually impenetrable.”

Brazilian Indians
“There are about 240 tribes living in Brazil today, totaling around 900,000 people, or 0.4% of Brazil’s population.”

“The Amazon is a vast region that spans across eight rapidly developing countries: Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana, an overseas territory of France.”

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