Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP)

Em junho de 2020 publiquei uma longa investigação sobre a Vale, o rompimento da barragem de Brumadinho e o lobby feito pela mineradora em Minas Gerais na Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP), um dos maiores sites de jornalismo investigativo do mundo.

Behind Vale’s Deadly Dams, a Wave of Lobbying

The last five decades have seen the dramatic globalization of organized crime and corruption, now totaling trillions of dollars every year. With the help of a “criminal services industry” — corrupt banks, law firms, registration agents, and lobbyists — criminal networks have steadily grown their markets, and the world’s most corrupt officials and tycoons easily loot, launder, and hide stolen money for future use. The result is an unprecedented transfer of wealth and global web of high-level corruption and organized crime that has fueled global inequality, the rise of extremist groups, and the decline of democratic institutions all over the world.

OCCRP believes it takes a network to fight a network.

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Uma versão da matéria também foi publicada em duas partes pela Mongabay, aqui e aqui.