Season 2006 Episode 01.24.06

Jewel of the Amazon

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 24, 2006 on PBS
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Jewel of the Amazon
On an uncharted dirt road, FRONTLINE/World reporter Mariana van Zeller drives into Brazil’s Amazon rain forest, past land that has been cleared for timber and cattle grazing. “It’s sad to see this,” says Mauro Sposito, the federal police chief for special operations in the Amazon, who is taking her along on a sensitive mission. But this time, it’s not loggers or ranchers who have brought a special task force of the federal police deep into the jungle. It’s a fight over the Amazon’s latest treasure: diamonds.moreless

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