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Project July 29, 2021

The Big Business of Deforestation

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Brazil's government says it's trying to halt deforestation, but behind the scenes, it's been quietly helping to greenwash stolen government land for more than a decade.

Working as a special reporter for Bloomberg News in Brazil, Jessica Brice is combining analysis of large datasets with extensive on-the-ground reporting in the Amazon to show how the government is actively engaged in a campaign to open up the rainforest to privatization and development. It's a system that feeds lucrative global supply chains of beef, timber, gold, and leather.

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