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WhatsApp rumors spark gold rush in the Amazon

Happy Friday! Today, a mini gold rush in the Amazon causes illegal miners to gather in their droves. Congress keen on keeping their opaque pork-barreling schemes under wraps. Brazil could gain a 28th state.

Illegal river mining explodes in the Amazon

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Floating villages along the Madeira River, in the Amazon. Photo: Silas Laurentino/Photo Press/Folhapress

Over the past couple of weeks, hundreds of dredgers and barges for gold mining have invaded the...

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