By Instituto Escolhas

03 March 2022


Gold under the microscope: more than 200 tons of brazilian gold are potentially illegal

Between 2015 and 2020, Brazil traded 229 tons of gold with evidence of illegality. This means that almost half of the gold produced and exported by the country was of dubious origin. This is one of the key findings of this study carried out by Instituto Escolhas based on the analysis of more than 40,000 records of gold transactions and satellite images of mining operations.

(See also the onepage with updates about this study.)


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