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Museum of Tolerance hosts Amazon Rainforest curriculum workshop & River of Gold Screening

Amazon Aid Foundation and the Museum of Tolerance will host a special screening of documentary RIVER OF GOLD, a film by Amazon Aid Foundation, on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, CA. Q&A with filmmaker Sarah DuPont...

Peru’s New Cocaine

GOLD HAS BECOME SOUTH AMERICA’S MOST ILLICIT COMMODITY Peru has the second-largest amount of rain forest in the world, but swaths of it are rapidly disappearing. Illicit gold mining—farmers digging up ore and selling it on the black market, so that it may eventually...

gold mining, mercury, deforestation, human impact

Huepetuhe, Peru was a gold mining boomtown until the government took action against illicit mining. Events such as terminating gasoline shipments and sending troops to destroy mining machinery have caused more than 22,000 people to leave the town, leaving only 3,000....