An Amazon indigenous village’s flight from sprawling soy

Photography and reporting for National Geographic Brazil and Diálogo Chino  - Mato Grosso state, 2021

Podcast: Amazônia Ocupada

Esta série de áudio em cinco episódios viaja pela rodovia BR-163 para explicar o que faz da maior floresta do planeta um atacadão global de madeira, ouro, carne e soja. 
Uma produção do Diálogo Chino, com minha coordenação. Links para o Spotify - Setembro, 2022.

This is a five-episode audio series that travels through an Amazonian highway to explain how the region became a large commodities producer and exporter, who are its settlers and why this is driving deforestation of the rainforest . A Diálogo Chino production, under my supervision. Links to Spotify, in Portuguese - September, 2022.

Um lugar tranquilo para viver

Ao sul de Santarém e Itaituba, fica a Província Mineral do Tapajós: uma região de 90 mil quilômetros quadrados rica em ouro e outros minérios. Em um desvio, entramos na Transgarimpeira, uma via transversal à BR-163. Ela começou a ser construída em 1983 pelo governo militar e atualmente os quase 200 quilômetros de estrada têm garimpos de ambos lados. Essa atividade econômica é, hoje, uma das principais causas da degradação de terras públicas da Amazônia, sobretudo terras indígenas. Pouco regulamentada, vem exacerbando as tensões fundiárias na Amazônia.

Brazilian elections and Jan. 8, New York Times

Can green rubber help protect the Amazon?

The New Republic and Food & Environment Reporting Network - Acre state, 2021

Other Selected Work

Pro-Bolsonaro Rallies May Be Prelude to Power Grab, Critics Say

President Jair Bolsonaro rallied a crowd of supporters in Brasília, the capital, on Brazil’s Independence day.

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Critics see in the rhetoric of the leader, who is seeing declining poll numbers and mounting legal challenges, a parallel to former President Donald J. Trump’s.

Pro-Bolsonaro Rallies May Be Prelude to Power Grab, Critics Say

RIO DE JANEIRO — Beleaguered by declining poll numbers, a sputter

Can Fashion Help Small Farmers Preserve the Amazon?

On a rainy March afternoon, Rogério Mendes strides through the dripping vegetation of a tract of virgin Amazonian forest and stops at a tree with scars arranged in neat diagonal rows across its trunk. From his back pocket he produces a wood-handled tool with a blade on one end, called a cabrita, and cuts another diagonal line though the bark, beneath the others. A milky white goo—raw liquid latex—begins to trickle down this tiny canal and into a metal pail below. “I love being in the forest, it’s an inexplicable feeling,” says the 23-year-old, who sports a tattered canvas hat and a forearm inked with tree tattoos.

Brazilian Media | Colaborações para o Brasil

The ‘forgotten’ people picking your Brazil nuts

Photography and reporting at the Kaxarari indigenous territory for The Guardian and Diálogo Chino - Brazilian Amazon, 2021

Reporting from Sertão region in Brazil, 2018