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Latino Daily News

Sunday February 5, 2012

Up Close One Year Later: Startling New Photos of Brazil Uncontacted Indians Released

Up Close One Year Later: Startling New Photos of Brazil Uncontacted Indians Released

Photo: Mashco Piro Uncontacted tribe

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Survival International has released close-up pictures of uncontacted Indians, exactly a year after aerial photos from Brazil astonished the world.

The new photographs taken in south-east Peru show an uncontacted family from the Mashco-Piro tribe.

The Mashco-Piro are known to inhabit the Manú National Park, but sightings of them have increased in recent months.

Many blame illegal logging in and around the park and low flying helicopters from nearby oil and gas projects, for forcibly displacing the Indians from their forest homes.