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Elli
- 3732 days ago - worldblog.msnbc.msn.com
The children were irresistible -we couldn't stop watching them watch us. They were curious and heart-wrenchingly beautiful. One boy carried his baby brother. Another helped his little sister fix her hair...



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Phyllis P (251)
Sunday September 23, 2007, 7:57 am
omg...thanks for posting
 

Cynthia H (155)
Sunday September 23, 2007, 9:31 am
A beautiful story...and it is my hope that when Piro is ready to permanently return to his people, the world he grew up in is still there, waiting for him.
 

Daniel Barker (35)
Sunday September 23, 2007, 12:39 pm
I know the urge to travel to 'nature' and experience wilderness (and native inhabitants at that). We move to paradise, then we want a convenience store, then a supermarket, then a strip mall, thena downtown and a mall, and finally the 'nature' begins to look like the city.

i have a better idea. Rather than move to nature, let nature move to you. The first step is family planning, and controlling growth and development. When population begins to decrease, wilderness will begin to increase and more people will be able to afford a home.

We are bulldozing the rainforests to provide resources for a rapidly growing planet.

What are you doing about it? How many children do you have?
 

Jennie B (14)
Sunday September 23, 2007, 3:19 pm
I think this boy was living in a much healther environment-let him go home. I hate the over development, the smog of traffic and the junk added to our food. We could use more nature and less development-what has it gotten us-less friendly, rude people who are so stressed they don't know how to talk to people except about superficial things-shopping, tv shows, movies, computer games, and material stuff. Noted.
 

Michelle Neubert (1)
Monday September 24, 2007, 10:20 am
Manarus is a popular, higher priced, eco tourist site; and along with puerto maldonado and Iquitos have dozens of lodges and tours to choose from.
if you really want to see the people that are not 'touristized', take one of the native ferrys or motorized large canoes to the many villages along the rivers and their tributaries for a tenth of the cost and see untouristed natives.
 

Carolyn T (234)
Monday September 24, 2007, 11:13 am
Noted. Good points to ponder here.
 
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