Articles by Maurício Angelo

Maurício Angelo is the founder of The Mining Observatory (, the only site of investigative journalism focused on the mining sector in Brazil. Winner of the Excellence in Journalism Award of Inter American Press Association (2019). Angelo is also a freelancer journalist specialized in Amazon, Cerrado, indigenous people, human rights and climate crisis who publish in many media outlets in Brazil and around the world.

Anglo American won’t rule out mining on Indigenous lands in the Amazon

Anglo American has up to 86 applications pending to mine on Indigenous lands in the Brazilian Amazon — a practice that is currently prohibited but could soon be allowed under a controversial bill. The company has refused to commit not to mine on Indigenous lands, yet also claims it never intended to do so when it and its two Brazilian subsidiaries filed nearly 300 applications for that very purpose.