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 worst ever natural disaster, in January 2011, that devastated the mountainous region of the State of Rio de Janeiro, known as Região Serrana.
Três Irmãos, a mountainous region in the Conselheiro Paulino district, was particularly affected by the extreme weather. Some 113 mm of rain fell within 24 hours, an amount that would normally be expected over a . . .