The Other Amazon; Is This Progress?


Difficult to say definitively whether it represents progress or not, but new roads usually give that sensation.  The one exception may be when the road opens up otherwise inaccessible wilderness (thanks to the BBC for this story):

Into the Amazon

Coursing 2,000km through the heart of the Amazon rainforest, the Trans-Amazonian Highway was one of the region’s first roads, constructed in the 1970s as a crude track hacked through dense foliage – “highway” was a generous description. It was built to connect the Amazon to Brazil’s growing farming and cattle breeding economy, and over the years, virgin forests have given way to cattle ranches, logging stations and gold mines. (Coen Wubbels)

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