15 May 2017 | Al Jazeera English

Connecting Iquitos: Building a road through the Amazon


Our Al Jazeera story on the planned road to connect the jungle city of Iquitos, ploughing through 700 km of pristine rain forest. Many people in the region voted for president Kuczynski because he promised to connect them to the rest of the country.

But, to understand the environmental impact of such a road, one only has to look at a similar jungle road, the Interoceanic Highway, in the south of the country.