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Project July 29, 2021

The Big Business of Deforestation



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.