A child plays in the smoke of burning
brush. With housing scarce, families
relocating to the Amazon basin for
mining work clear swaths of jungle
to establish new communities.
A member of the Shipibo-Conibo tribe surveys the devastation
wrought in less than two months by miners who invaded his
property; his family had hoped to plant bananas.
Young Quechuan miners ride across the Andes atop a gas
truck on their way to mining camps in the Amazon basin.