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Child Prostitution Booming in Peruvian Amazon

(4) Comments | Posted November 14, 2011 | 3:04 PM

The air stank of open sewers and blaring salsa music drowned the noise of passing motorcycles leaving clouds of dust behind.

I was in one of the many miserable tent villages dotting Guacamayo, a massive illegal goldmining site in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.

Thousands of miners live...

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Amid Crocodiles, a Family's Fight to Survive

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 9:04 AM

"Crocodiles are everywhere; you can hear them groaning at night," says Lalbagh, 29, as he holds tightly to the flimsy motorboat cutting through the water towards an island in the distance, past scattered tree tops and cotton plants popping up out of the water.

It feels like we're crossing a...

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There is Hope For The Victims of Pakistan's Floods

(0) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 6:00 PM

The first signs of destruction are visible just two hours' drive away from Karachi as you enter the low-lying province of Lower Sindh in southern Pakistan. Abandoned shells of poultry farms stretch on both sides of the road next to deserted wheat fields while roofs of larger buildings have collapsed...

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