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Peru - Time is Dust

Peru - Time is DustThousands of small-time miners are digging up and destroying the Peruvian Amazon. The police and army are after them. Environmentalists the world around condemn them. It's a disaster and its only getting worse.
  • program length: 30 minutes
  • episode #126

Sunday, March 11 at 10:30 am on 12.2

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