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Amazon Road: Travel BR 163 through the Rainforest

Most of Brazil’s Great Soy Road, about 900 kilometers of it, remains unpaved. The Word Wildlife Fund in an understated way notes “many of the paved parts are in desperate need of repair.” To drive to Santarém is not a weekend jaunt; Brasília is 2,910 kilometers away, Sao Paulo 3,922 and Rio de Janeiro 4,411. But what makes this road really important it has become Brazil’s soy highway and economically probably just as important as the vaunted silk road that traversed Asia.

Amazon Travel Guide

A few tips about the Amazon region of Brazil.

Tumucumaque Mountains National Park in Amapá State

Located in the Amazon, the Tumucumaque Mountains National Park is the world’s largest national park in a tropical forest.

Acre Travel Guide

The state of Acre.

Fishing in the Amazon with Pepper and Flávio

BrazilMax’s Bill Hinchberger joins a fishing expedition in the Amazon.

Amazon Explorer: Interview with Sydney Possuelo

Sydney Possuelo was the first outsider to make contact with seven isolated Indian tribes in Brazil’s Amazon jungle. Now he leads expeditions that try to not make contact. That way he hopes to help indigenous peoples protect their unique cultures. After a career that spanned 33 years and governments of diverse ideologies, Possuelo was fired by the Lula administration in early 2006 after criticizing its policy for Brazil’s indigenous people. We talked to the legendary explorer about his jungle exploits.

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