In the Americas with David Yetman
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Brazil: The Diamond Range

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Far inland from the tropical beaches of Brazil's Bahia lies an ancient escarpment that juts up into the state's vast interior. Host David Yetman takes us on a tour of the Chapada Diamantina, once a rich source of diamonds, now an increasingly popular recreational region. The sheer cliffs and steep mountainsides intercept moisture from the distant Atlantic. The resultant rainfall flows into the arid Sertão, and waters the great swamp where runaway slaves once hid from their owners.


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