This week on Americas Now: Time is dust

Americas Now

In Peru, desperate men are doing anything they can to feed their families by mining for gold.

But the mining is harming the precious rain forest.

The Peruvian government has hitting back hard at the gold miners, but in the process face a big dilemma.

Should they preserve the well-being of a few thousand poor families, or entire planet that depend on the rain forests for clean air?

Watch Time is Dust, a special from CCTV-America., Sunday at 6 p.m. eastern or 7 a.m. Beijing time on CCTV America.

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