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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais has extended the deadline for Samarco, Vale and BHP to present the final settlement related to one of Brazil’s worst environmental...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost a week of denials by both Hydro Alunorte and Para state officials, experts from Brazil’s Health Ministry confirmed that basins carrying residue deposits from a Norwegian mining operation...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian federal judge has temporarily suspended criminal charges against twenty-two people accused of homicide related to the 2015 Mariana Dam burst, including executives from Samarco, Vale and BHP Billinton....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Mining giants, Vale and BHP Billiton, along with principal shareholders of Brazilian mining company, Samarco, have asked the Minas Gerais Federal Courts for a second extension in their deadline to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL- On the eve of the one-year anniversary of one of the greatest environmental disasters in Brazil’s history, the United Nations’ OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights) urges the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rescuers are still digging through the mud around the Samarco plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil, trying to find the bodies of nineteen people missing a week after two dams burst...
By Lisa Flueckiger, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For those who favor history and culture over beach for a weekend away, Ouro Preto and its neighboring towns have plenty to offer. The colonial town lies around six hours...
By Alison McGowan Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Historical towns and rural landscapes are just a couple of the great things about Brazil. However, they perhaps come together most vividly in the state of Minas Gerais, the state...
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