The Solitary Man of Brazil

Who is the most isolated man on earth?  Well, he lives in the Brazilian Rainforest, he is thought to be in his forties and he is the last surviving member of his tribe.  He is loneliness personified.  And sometimes, I can relate.

From Slate:

He’s an Indian, and Brazilian officials have concluded that he’s the last survivor of an uncontacted tribe. They first became aware of his existence nearly 15 years ago and for a decade launched numerous expeditions to track him, to ensure his safety, and to try to establish peaceful contact with him. In 2007, with ranching and logging closing in quickly on all sides, government officials declared a 31-square-mile area around him off-limits to trespassing and development.

It’s meant to be a safe zone. He’s still in there. Alone.

This is one of the most fascinating stories I’ve read all year.  Click over for the rest.

Source:

The Most Isolated Man on the Planet (Slate)

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