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ghastly new developments in the Amazon

here’s an excellent report by the New Yorker’s John Lee Anderson : http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2011/06/murder-in-the-amazon.html

also there’s a new outbreak of piracy preying on the double and triple deck river ferries that ply the Amazon : http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/jun/17/brazil-amazon-pirates?INTCMP=SRCH