Peru Attacks Illegal Mining

Photos by Rodrigo Abd Peru has sent 1,000 police into its southeastern jungles to dismantle illegal gold-mining camps, just weeks before the country hosts global climate talks.

Peru Mining Ghost Town

Photos by Rodrigo Abd In April of 2014, Peru’s government dialed up a crackdown on illegal gold mining that has badly scarred the ecologically rich southeastern jungle region of Madre de Dios.