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The Amazon’s new gold rush

Good morning! Today: shrouded in controversy and illegality, gold mining in the Amazon sees a boom during the pandemic. Energy crisis is getting even worse, says operator of Brazil’s national grid. Inflation is affecting more and more sectors.

Mining interest in the Amazon explodes during pandemic

mining amazon Indigenous Land Tenharim do Igarapé Preto, Amazonas. Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama
Indigenous Land Tenharim do Igarapé Preto, Amazonas. Photo: Vinícius Mendonça/Ibama

While gold prices have dipped as of late, the...

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