Madre de Dios

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Ma·dre de Di·os

 (mä′drā dā dē-ōs′, mä′drĕ dĕ dyōs′)
A river, about 1,125 km (700 mi) long, of southeast Peru and northwest Bolivia flowing northeast from the Andes to the Beni River.
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Madre de Dios

(Spanish ˈmaðre ðe ˈðiɔs)
(Placename) a river in NE South America, rising in SE Peru and flowing northeast to the Beni River in N Bolivia. Length: about 965 km (600 miles)
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Ma•dre de Dios

(ˈmɑ ðrɛ ðɛ ˈdyɔs)
a river in Peru and Bolivia, flowing E to the Beni River. 900 mi. (1450 km) long.
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'Madre de Dios,' he said, 'comes now the soul of Ramon Gallegos.'
Particularmente, en el departamento de Madre de Dios la deforestacion se ha venido incrementando de forma alarmante, alcanzando entre los anos 2001 y 2016 las 162573 ha y observandose la mayor deforestacion anual en el ano 2015 con 17802 ha.
In the Peruvian Department of Madre de Dios, Brazil nut concessions are granted under two contrasting arrangements: those located inside protected areas (for the purposes of this study, the Tambopata National Reserve, hereafter referred to as "the Reserve"), and those located outside protected areas (Pena 2010).
For one, it will be relaunching its funicular railway that serves as a mode of transportation from the Belle View area to the Madre de Dios Chapel or Midlands Walk.
"The situation you describe is the reason why Pope Francis visited Madre de Dios," Martinez told her, referring to Francis' Jan.
The southeastern region of Peru known as "Madre de Dios," Spanish for "Mother of God," has been badly blighted in recent years by unregulated gold mining, with one effect being dangerous levels of mercury in rivers.