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Pulitzer Center Update August 8, 2023

Webinar Recording: Amazon Underworld

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The Pulitzer Center Rainforest Investigations Network hosted a panel on Monday, August 7, 2023, at 6:00pm (GMT -3) to discuss the work behind Amazon Underworld: A Cross-Border Investigation Into the Criminal Networks That Run the Amazon.

Amazon Underworld is a project that maps the presence of armed groups across Amazonian borders and presents a series of in-depth reports on various aspects of the region’s organized criminal groups and operations, many of which have received little or no media coverage.

Between May 2022 and July 2023, RIN Fellow Bram Ebus led a team of 37 journalists and media professionals from 11 countries into rarely explored corners of the Amazon to understand its criminal ecosystem. Their project lays out how criminals take advantage of the region’s porous borders, countless rivers, and myriad clandestine airstrips to transport drugs and gold that feed insatiable global markets.

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