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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - The death toll in Petropólis, where heavy rains have caused flooding and landslides, has reached 28, the Secretariat of Civil Defense said. Intense rainfall overnight Sunday has devastated the historic city...
By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - At least three people have died following flooding in Petrópolis, in Rio de Janeiro state’s mountainous region of Região Serrana, local media reported. The state secretary of Civil Defense, Sérgio Simões,...
By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Two rock slides left twenty homes destroyed and at least 72 people homeless in Nova Friburgo following heavy rains Tuesday (November 13th). The area is still recovering from Brazil's...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Heavy rainfall in the Região Serrana in Rio de Janeiro state forced some 300 residents to leave their homes in Nova Friburgo, which was devastated by flooding and landslides...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The terrible tragedy of Região Serrana in early January this year has, unfortunately, been further tainted with allegations of corruption and the diverting of disaster relief funds into private pockets....
By Patricia Maresch, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Two months after the tragedy in the mountainous region of the State of Rio de Janeiro, known as Região Serrana, 345 people remain missing in four cities. So far...
By Katya Gubarev, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Petrópolis plans to be a major tourist destination during the winter months (June-August) once again. After the heavy rains devastated the state of Rio de Janeiro, Petrópolis is gearing...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The interior, mountainous region of Rio state (Região Serrana) is still suffering from the chaos following the worst natural disaster in Brazilian history. The death toll has reached 860,...
By Sibel Tinar, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Heavy flooding and mudslides caused by heavy tropical rains that have swept across the State of Rio de Janeiro over two weeks ago, have left at least 810 people...
By Bhamika Bhudia, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In the wake of the devastating mudslides, the country’s worst natural disaster to date, Nova Friburgo in the State of Rio de Janeiro has suffered major damage to homes, factories,...
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