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America Lobato Conceicao sits on the front porch of her home in Fordlandia, a former factory town created by the Ford Motor Company on the banks of the Tapajós River, September 6, 2005. Conceicao, who worked as nanny for Ford executives, is one of the few residents who remember the Americans. Deep in the Amazon forest, 12 hours by boat from the regional capital of Santarem in Brazil's Pará state, the rubber plantation and processing factory is now abandoned to the rain-forest,...
Author: Douglas Engle/Austral Foto/Archivolatino