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Peru’s Military Tries to Curb Illegal Gold Mining in Amazon


By day, Peruvian police and soldiers search for and destroy equipment used by illegal gold miners in a part of the Amazon rainforest where mining has transformed once-dense foliage into a desert pocked with dead trees and toxic pools. As night fal…. via NYT World https://nyti.ms/2VobIW1

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In ‘Stony the Road,’ Henry Louis Gates Jr. Captures the History and Images of the Fraught Years After the Civil War


The scholar’s latest book, coinciding with his new PBS series, “Reconstruction,” is a harrowing look at the resurgence of white nationalism in the late 19th century and the New Negro movement to combat it.. via NYT Books https://nyti.ms/2IDqkOo