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How the ‘Amazon Mafia’ operates

Good morning! Today, we break down a new report by Human Rights Watch on how tree loggers and armed militias are literally operating ‘under the radar’ in the Amazon. Petrobras to hold fuel prices, despite international hikes. And a Chinese mega-dam was announced in Minas Gerais. (This newsletter is for platinum and gold subscribers only. Become one now!)

When urban militias and loggers unite

NGO Human Rights Watch publishes a report today on how criminal networks operate in the Amazon region. The so-called Ipê Mafia (the Ipê is a tree that has become a symbol of Brazilian flora) has...

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