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Tuesday, August 20

Christian Science Monitor Peruvians look to the fuzzy vicuna as answer to poverty: "A cousin of the llama and alpaca, the vicuņa has one of the finest wools in the world. Recent changes in US law now make it possible for vicuņa products to be sold in the US. With unprocessed vicuņa wool selling at nearly $200 a pound, Peru's peasant communities see dollar signs when they look at the 140,000 vicuņas roaming the high Andean plains."



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