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Russell A. Mittermeier

An Amazon nation draws a line against developers

By Russell A. Mittermeier
August 7, 2006

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A FEW WEEKS ago, I flew over the Amazon in a single-engine Cessna to a reunion with the leaders of the Kayapó nation, one of South America's proudest and most famous indigenous groups. For decades, 7,000 Kayapó have defended their 28-million acre, Ohio-sized homeland in the Brazilian states of Pará and Mato Grosso from incursions by speculators, ranchers, gold miners, ... (Full article: 786 words)

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