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Amazon road set to give Brazil and Peru new trade route

A new road linking the east and west coasts of South America is being opened.

The road runs through Brazil and Peru and some like Luis Aguirre, Governor of Peru's Madre de Dios region, are warning of the damage the new road will cause.

But supporters, like cafe owner Suleyde Ochoa, say it will bring huge economic benefits to both countries.

Dan Collyns reports from Peru.

  • 28 Jan 2011