Maurício Angelo is an award-winning international investigative journalist and the founder of Mining Observatory, a Brazilian based investigative journalism Centre established in 2015. Researcher at Sustainable Development Center at the University of Brasília (UnB). 

Maurício publishes in many media outlets in Brazil and around the world and was the winner of the Excellence in Journalism Award (2019) by Inter American Press Association. Considered one of the Top 3 journalist experts in the Extractive Sector in Brazil in 2022 and 2021. He has been actively pursuing investigations, publishing a broad range of stories related to governance and transparency, corruption and lobbying, indigenous peoples, human rights, labour rights, climate change, justice, commodities trade, Amazon, Cerrado, land conflicts and the role of extractives.

Maurício Angelo

Basic information

Maurício Angelo
Investigative journalist
mining and the extractive sector

Supported projects

European investments funding environmental crime in Brazil

  • Environment
  • Exploitation
  • Finance

IMPERATRIZ - in Brazil, companies with long legacies of environmental destruction and human rights abuses are attracting large amounts of finance from European investors, some of it in the form of green finance - the fastest growing financial sector in the world.