As new ecological stations and other preserves are set up across Brazil, rural colonos and beiradeiros may be forced from their long-time homesteads.
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Indigenous and non-indigenous cultures, once hostile to each other, now mingle
Xipaya Indians and beiradeiros (river people), are finding a life in common in the village of Tukaya on the remote reaches of the Iriri River.
Iriri River offers up examples of sustainable and unsustainable business
Today’s small family-run Brazil nut processing center prospers, while Henry Ford’s rubber plantation and Julio Vito Pentagna Guimarāes’s mega-cattle ranch have been reclaimed by the jungle.