The Brutal History Of Exploring The Amazon

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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’?

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“The lust for gold spans all eras, races, and nationalities. To possess any amount of gold seems to ignite an insatiable desire to obtain more.”

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

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

Amazon
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“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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