THE AMAZON, PERU
PHASE 5: MADRE DE DIOS – AMAZON, PERU
Illegal exporting of gold from Peru brings in over $1.8 billion per year, totaling more than the country’s drug trade. The effects are disastrous to both the environment and the health of the workers, and yet it employs ten of thousands of people. The pay is large compared to other options, although they risk their life everyday.