Every day, commodities from deforested lands in the Brazilian Amazon are shipped to the United States and global markets. In 2020, deforestation in the Amazon reached a 12-year high, driven by criminal arson and encouraged by government policy. Behind the destruction of the Amazon are Indigenous peoples facing land conflicts, Indigenous rights violations, and violence. International financial firms and companies are complicit as they place profit over the lives of people and our planet.
In Amazon Watch's recent report with the Association of Brazil's Indigenous People (APIB), Complicity in Destruction III, they exposed the true drivers of today’s crisis –from political delinquency to market complicity. This video tells the story of an anonymous Indigenous leader, exposing the real consequences of this complicit network.