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Amazon Gold Mines Rely on Forced Child Labor

Jewelry News | Tue, Feb 25, 2014

When he was 16, a teenager in Peru named Oscar decided to take a job at a gold mining camp in the Madre de Dios region of the Peruvian Amazon. Oscar’s cousin had convinced him to take the job, telling him that he would be paid in valuable chunks of ...


Gold Rush Destroying Amazon Rainforest in Peru

Jewelry News | Tue, Oct 11, 2011

The state of Madre de Dios in southeastern Peru is spectacularly rich in biodiversity. Located almost entirely within the Amazon rainforest, this area is home to river otters, anteaters, colorful parrots, spider monkeys, anacondas, jaguars, and other ...

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