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Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 

Cattle Trafficking Acclaim, Investigation into Peru’s Amazon 


On May 18, InSight Crime launched its most recent investigation into cattle trafficking between Central America and Mexico. It showed precisely how beef, illicitly produced in Honduras, Guatemala and Nicaragua, ends up on Mexican and US shelves, acts as a front for drug trafficking and leads to broad environmental destruction.

We are delighted at how well this investigation has been received. Numerous media republished it, including Sin EmbargoPie de Página and Zona Docs in Mexico, as well as being extensively covered in Honduras

The investigation also made a splash in Germany, with national newspaper, Die Welt, and weekly news magazine, Stern, both covering it.

READ: Full investigation on cattle trafficking

InSight Crime and the Igarapé Institute are proud to present a comprehensive investigation into the environmental crimes and criminal actors devastating Peru’s Amazon to be launched on June 2. 

Peru’s 70 million hectares of forest are being razed at an alarming rate. This investigation traces those behind the devastation: from illegal gold miners who leave behind pools of poisonous mercury, to poor locals coopted into harvesting valuable trees, to the complex web of front companies, corrupt officials and criminal groups that prosper from the Amazon’s destruction. 

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