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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal government, along with the state governments of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo, announced they will sue mining company Samarco and its controllers, Brazil’s Vale and Anglo-Australian BHP Billinton...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - This week, how not to write about the sea of mud? Not the figurative political mud that has taken over Brazilian communications for the past year, but the truly murderous mud...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil admit that hope of finding more of the missing 26 people alive in the area where two dams broke last Thursday, is fading. Authorities reports say that...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rescue workers are racing to find survivors trapped under tons of mud after two dams gave way in the municipality of Bento Rodrigues, in the rural region of one of...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The federal government said Monday it would not negotiate with indigenous groups which on Tuesday entered their sixth day of occupying the controversial Belo Monte dam construction site. In the inflammatory...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – For the first time since 2002 Brazil may be forced to introduce power rationing, as high temperatures and a relentless drought in the Northeast have severely diminished reservoir levels. President Dilma...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – From municipal elections to the mensalão, from dams to deforestation, for the slowing economy and the booming middle class, 2012 was big for Brazil. The year began with devastating building...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – The Supremo Tribunal Federal (Supreme Court, STF) on Monday declared that work could resume on the controversial Belo Monte dam, overturning a lower court’s decision to suspend construction earlier this month. The...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – A federal appeals court has ordered construction to stop on the controversial Belo Monte dam, citing insufficient consultation with local indigenous communities. Brazil's Regional Federal Court ruled last Tuesday that the...
By Jaylan Boyle, Senior Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO - A series of dams designed to tap the vast hydro-electric potential of the Amazon region are just one facet of the largest ever concerted effort to transform the fortunes of this...
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