Traveling Down The Amazon Road The Interoceanic Highway will stretch from Brazil's Atlantic coast to Peru's Pacific ports, creating economic opportunities for locals. But conservationists worry about risks to the Amazon rainforest.
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Traveling Down The Amazon Road

A transcontinental highway under construction in Peru and Brazil is bringing the prospects of economic opportunity and environmental ruin to some of the most remote places on the planet. NPR correspondent Lourdes Garcia-Navarro and staff photographer John Poole traveled the Peruvian route to produce this series.

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