A partnership between Amazônia Real and Repórter Brasil produced seven stories that show the path of gold, from the illegal extraction that devastates the Yanomami Indigenous Territory to its transformation into luxury jewels. We reveal the companies that are profiting from illegal mining, the politicians who support this activity, the relationship with organized crime and the historical context behind the invasions.
Pilots and aircraft owners that transport them to the mining areas earn R$ 200,000 a week, according to the Federal Police.
Federal Police investigations reveal companies involved in the purchase of gold that leaves the Yanomami Indigenous Territory, from middlemen to luxury jewelry stores.
Living memory of mining in the country, José Altino Machado tells about the origin of the invasions of the Yanomami Indigenous Territory and bets for its future.
We spotted an indigenous health agent among the customers at the jewelry stores at Rua do Ouro.
Lack of regulation of the gold market is full plate for dealers. Logistics also attract organized crime to the drug transportation business.