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The billionaire brothers who are giving the Kochs a run for their money

Wesley and Joesley Batista run a business empire linked to rampant emissions, deforestation, worker abuses, Covid crises, bribery, price-fixing, SEC violations, and tainted meat. It’s almost impressive.
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Ohioans keep paying for Republicans’ dirty energy scandal

Two Ohio politicians will be sentenced to potentially years in prison this week for their role in a scandal to prop up failing forms of energy. Somehow, Ohioans are still paying those bills.
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Corrupt Ohio utility bailout sprung out of fertile ground, recordings show

When FirstEnergy made huge contributions between 2017 and 2019 to get a giant bailout from the Ohio government, the deal was developed in a corrupt ecosystem, secret recordings and other evidence presented in federal court Wednesday showed.
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Brazil police: Businessman ordered killings of men in Amazon

Brazilian police said Monday they planned to indict a Colombian fish trader as the mastermind of last year's slayings of Indigenous expert Bruno Pereira and British journalist Dom Phillips.

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The Nigerian woman cleaning up a land soaked in oil

Eucharia Nwaichi takes on saboteurs and companies to detoxify one of the most polluted areas on Earth.
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Raids reveal how illegal gold from Indigenous lands gets laundered in Brazil

Coordinated raids on mining company Gana Gold have revealed how gold mined illegally in Indigenous territories and other protected areas in the Brazilian Amazon makes its way into the legitimate trade.

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Organized crime drives violence and deforestation in the Amazon, study shows

The deaths of journalist Dom Phillips and Indigenous rights defender Bruno Pereira in June this year exposed an interlocking web of crime involving drug trafficking, money laundering, and illegal fishing deep in the Brazilian Amazon.