The Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, is also a source and transit point for illegally extracted jungle resources and narcotics. As criminal economies expand, violence and deforestation worsen
According to a new study from RAISG, in just five years, the Amazon could lose almost half of what it lost in the past two decades.
Rosa Aranda faces two miseries. One in her own body: she was infected by Covid-19. The other is the historical pollution generated by the oil industry, which threatens the territory in which she lives, Piwiri, in the Ecuadorian Amazon forest.
A team of 45 journalists from ten countries gathered to investigate episodes of violence against environmental leaders and their communities.