Mascho Piro indigenous man Manuel Trigoso sharpens his machete outside his home in Diamante
Mascho Piro indigenous man Manuel Trigoso sharpens his machete outside his home in Diamante, a town near the Alto Madre de Dios River, May 26, 2014. Isolated Peruvian tribes like Mashco Piro have clashed in the past with loggers, poachers and drug traffickers who invaded their jungle enclaves, but anthropologists say the lure of modern tools is now tempting them closer than ever to far-flung villages and tourist camps.
Their sorties are dangerous, exposing them to the threat of violent encounters with terrified locals and modern-day diseases against which the hunter-gatherers have little immunity. Picture taken May 26, 2014. To match Feature PERU-TRIBE/ REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: ENVIRONMENT SOCIETY)