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    China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway

    Leave the Amazon alone.

    China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway - BBC News

    A Chinese scheme to build an east-west railway across South America, cutting across parts of the Amazon rain forest, has moved a step closer after Peru agreed to study the proposal. The scheme would link Peru's Pacific coast with Brazil's Atlantic shores. The decision came after talks between the Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, and Peruvian President Ollanta Humala. If completed, the railway would stretch 5,300km (3,300 miles) but campaigners fear the impact on indigenous people. Brazil, China and Peru will now begin feasibility studies into the railway. Mr Li secured Brazil's consent earlier this week, as part of his tour of Latin America. The railway would "consolidate Peru's geopolitical position as a natural gateway to South America", President Humala said.

    For China, it would reduce the cost of shipping raw materials and farm products. But campaigners are concerned it might destroy untouched parts of the Amazon rainforest, affecting hundreds of indigenous communities. Mr Li sought to ease fears, saying "to create the infrastructure, it is necessary to protect the environment" in a declaration with Mr Humala, AFP reported. It is likely to cost more than $10 billion (6.5 billion). The route is still being examined, but would begin in the gigantic Brazilian port of Acu and ending at a Peruvian port. The Chinese President, Xi Jinping, pledged earlier this year to invest $250 billion (161 billion) in Latin America over the next decade.
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    Re: China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway

    The Chinese don't care about the environment. All they care about is strengthening their hold on Africa.

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    Re: China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway

    Build it. I suspect if anti-progress leftists were around in the 1800's we wouldn't have built the Transcontinental Railroad here in the US for the same reasons the Amazon railway is being opposed.

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    Re: China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Build it. I suspect if anti-progress leftists were around in the 1800's we wouldn't have built the Transcontinental Railroad here in the US for the same reasons the Amazon railway is being opposed.
    It starts with roads and railways. How long until the Amazon is completely destroyed?

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    Re: China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    It starts with roads and railways. How long until the Amazon is completely destroyed?
    You mean the way the US is completely destroyed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadvirus View Post
    The Chinese don't care about the environment. All they care about is strengthening their hold on Africa.
    Africa???? How is a conservative criticizing anybody for lack of environmental concerns?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    You mean the way the US is completely destroyed?
    This planet is home to more than just us.

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    Re: China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    This planet is home to more than just us.
    I haven't heard any animals complain. Have you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    I haven't heard any animals complain. Have you?
    Human selfishness truly has no limits. We'll probably lose, but people like me will fight to limit people like you until the bitter end.

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    Re: China, Peru and Brazil mull Amazon railway

    Quote Originally Posted by Anomalism View Post
    Human selfishness truly has no limits. We'll probably lose, but people like me will fight to limit people like you until the bitter end.
    The "bitter end" of what? The third world?

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