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Teatro Amazonas (the opera house)  

Teatro Amazonas (the opera house)

The Mighty Amazon, its Gatekeeper City, and its Forest

February 10th 2012
Four days after leaving the Caribbean, the water starts to turn a tanish brown, a sign that we have arrived in the Amazon. The waters begin to calm a bit, though no land is in sight in any direction. With over 500 tributaries and over 50 miles wide in places, the Amazon is the largest river in the world. One must not mistake the color of the water for pollution, the logical assumption one would ma ... read more
South America » Brazil » Amazonas » Manaus

Brazilian Flag Following three centuries under the rule of Portugal, Brazil became an independent nation in 1822. By far the largest and most populous country in South America, Brazil overcame more than half a century of military intervention in the governance of t... ... read more
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