PBS NewsHour

Peru looks for reforms after mining decimates the Amazon

Clip: 09/22/2019 | 5m 56s Video has closed captioning.

In February, Peruvian authorities were sent in to the Amazon Rainforest to disrupt environmental devastation brought on by illegal gold mining. Satellite imagery now shows a 90 percent decline in new deforestation as the government and environmentalists try to initiate reforms. Special correspondent Leo Schwartz reports on the second of a two-part series by NYU’s Global Beat program.

Aired: 09/22/19

Rating: NR

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