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Scientists believe there are as many as 70 isolated tribes in the Brazilian Amazon that have had only limited contact with the outside world, mainly through rubber harvesters and mahogany loggers. It is rare for an uncontacted people to emerge from the jungle, but scientists say they were ready when an unknown tribe made their first contact with the outside world in June 2014. The event was the first official contact with an isolated tribe in 18 years, but was not totally unexpected. For about a month fearful villagers in the area contacted authorities about a group of about 35 strangers that were raiding their crops and trying to steal tools. Authorities had experts in the area just in case the tribe decided to make contact. They believe the tribe fled from loggers illegally working on protected lands in Peru about 186 miles away. Now that the tribe has made contact, scientists hope to protect them from contracting dangerous diseases like the flu and whooping cough because they have no immunity.--Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell

Isolated Amazon tribe makes contact with scientists, By Lori Cuthbert,, Accessed July 9, 2014.

Matthew 24:14 (HCSB) This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to all nations. And then the end will come.

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