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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The city of Mariana (MG) will not withdraw the lawsuit filed in the United Kingdom for damages suffered as a result of the 2015 rupture of the dam in...
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 RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian mining giant, Vale, announced on Monday that a twenty billion reais (US$5.7 billion) civil suit filed against Samarco, Vale and BHP for the dam accident in Mariana, Minas...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After causing one of Brazil’s greatest environmental disasters, mining company Samarco has agreed to pay R$4.4 billion in the next three years to help recover the Rio Doce Basin in...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil have issued arrest warrants for seven people connected to the collapse of the Samarco dam in Mariana in November of 2015, including the company’s CEO. All seven...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A federal judge in Brazil has ordered the freeze on the assets of Anglo-American mining company, BHP Billiton, and Brazil’s mining giant, Vale, to guarantee that the damage, estimated at...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – State prosecutors in Minas Gerais, Brazil, announced on Thursday they were filing a civil lawsuit against mining company Samarco as well as its controllers, Brazilian mining giant Vale and Anglo-American...
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 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...

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