Americas Social workers channel Indiana Jones to deliver welfare checks to Brazil's Amazon

Many Brazilians are still in dire need of state assistance, and teams of social workers – equipped with chainsaws, but no maps – are traveling to remote corners to find the poorest of the poor.

By , Correspondent

Stephen Kurczy

The orange boat racing up the Amazon River tributary is loaded with the essentials for fighting poverty in the jungle: a chainsaw and a dozen social workers.