Survival: Guard post set to 'protect' isolated tribe in Peru

"Residents living close to the uncontacted Mashco-Piro tribe – whose photos went viral last month – will build a guard post to protect both the Indians and locals from violent contact.

The Mashco-Piro have increasingly been appearing on riverbanks close to the Diamante community in south-east Peru, sparking fears of unwanted contact.

Small groups of Mashco-Piro men have fired warning arrows at tourists and park authorities on several occasions and in November last year a Diamante resident, Nicolás (Shaco) Flores, was hit by an arrow and died."

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