Investigative reporter at InfoAmazonia, in partnership with Report for the World, which matches local newsrooms with emerging journalists to report on under-covered issues around the globe. He focuses on political coverage, public transparency, data journalism, and environmental issues. With more than a decade of experience, he has already collaborated as a freelancer for several publications, such as Estadão, Folha de S. Paulo, Revista Piauí, Intercept Brasil, Congresso em Foco, Agência Pública, among others.

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From Bolivia to the Tapajós: mercury trafficking for wildcat mining operations on Munduruku Indigenous Territories

InfoAmazonia visited location where illegal mercury is sold along the border between Bolivia and Brazil, for illegal use by wildcat gold mining operations in Amazonia. After the Minamata Convention, Bolivia became the world’s largest mercury importer and it is estimated that half of the metal is sold as contraband to neighboring countries including Brazil, which has eliminated its legal mercury imports.