American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A city of northeast Peru on the Amazon River northeast of Lima. It grew after a boom in wild rubber in the early 20th century. Population: 439,000.
“Intense deforestation is constrained to the few roads that do exist or around urban centers such as Iquitos, Puerto Maldonado, and Rio Branco.”
“In Fitzcarraldo, which deals with a 19th-century rubber baron who dreams of building an opera house in Iquitos, Herzog insisted that the film's central image – moving a 300 tonne steamship over a hill – be achieved without special effects.”
“They make the necessary antibiotic available to members of the group, only they require that each and every person come to Iquitos to claim it.”
“In an effort to not ruin the tourist trade on which Iquitos largely depends, reports from the federal government were that there were a few cases of dengue, nothing big.”
“But eventually a state of emergency was declared in Iquitos and the surrounding state of Loreto -- entirely within the northwest Amazon basin.”
“Here's the story: Every year, the federal government of Peru sends money -- accounts vary as to whether it's $2 million U.S. or up to perhaps $5 million U.S. -- to Iquitos for the spraying of mosquitos that carry malaria (genus Anopheles) and dengue (most often Aedes aegypti).”
“I've just gotten back from two months working in Iquitos, Peru and the surrounding jungle.”
“One of the photographs that accompanied an Oct. 16 Off Duty article about travel reporting for Gourmet magazine was of the Ceiba Tops Luxury Lodge near Iquitos, Peru.”
“The ship transports 24 passengers from Iquitos to far reaches of the river and its tributaries, where monkeys, rare pink dolphins and tree-stump-thick anacondas can be spotted without even getting out of bed: Aqua's 12 suites are wrapped in glass.”
“There are other blogs with information and interesting stories and old photographs of Iquitos of yesteryear.”
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