Mashcopiros uncontacted tribe
A few days ago Survival International surprised the media by announcing that in the Madre de Dios River, located in the Manu National Park, in the Peruvian Amazon,a group of unknown indigenous people from the Mashcopiro tribe was detected, and that they had been reportedly been oblivious to the rest of the world up until this point. Photographs taken by the explorer and archaeologist Diego Cortijo another contributer to the Spanish Geographical Society, made a record of this encounter, which was described as extraordinary. There was controversy on the release of the story, as to whether the insular nature of the Mashcopiros, was in response to antagonism "from whites", which they had subsequently shunned, or whether they had already had some kind of contact with civilization and were not therefore completely Isolationist. The Publications didn’t seem to resolve the question, as the Mashcopiros were presented as “Indians for the first time shown on film or photographed”, or “Indians never before contacted in Peru”.
We should state that Bohic Ruz Explorer team, had already in 1982 been the first to make contact with the Mashcopiro tribe, during a high-risk expedition in search for evidence of the existence of the citadel of Paititi.