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Disease threatens one of Brazil's last "uncontacted" tribes

The Awá tribe are amongst the last “uncontacted” people of Brazil. Illegal loggers and ranchers have encroached on their land for years, threatening the Awá’s very existence. Recently, the Brazilian government forced illegal ranchers and poachers to leave, but the Awá are once again endangered as a mining company is expanding a railway line that runs next to the Awá's land. As a result, many of the tribe are getting sick from contact with outsiders. Sarah Shenker of Survival International is just back from Brazil. She’ll update us on Survival’s continued efforts to save the Awá from extinction. (Photo: Flickr/Manny_R1/Survival International)

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