5. BR163 Highway
11 images Created 21 Jan 2012
Brazilian BR-163 Highway, which is slated to be paved as an exportation corridor for soybeans via the Amazon River, traverses an area that is largely outside of Brazilian government control. A climate of generalized lawlessness and impunity prevails, and matters related to environment and to land tenure are especially unregulated. These images were taken in Mato Grosso and Pará states, along the BR-163, between Cuiabá and Santarém cities.