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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Vale's president, Fabio Schvartsman, and three directors of the Brazilian mining giant were temporarily removed from the company’s administration on Saturday, according to Vale’s Board of Directors....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Exactly one month after Brazil’s most deadly mining disasters, firefighters and volunteers still search for at least 131 people still missing under tons of mud left behind after a...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brumadinho is a municipality south of Belo Horizonte, the capital of Minas Gerais, where some 12 million cubic meters of iron ore tailings were impounded — until late last month when...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – International human rights and environmental organizations urged the United Nations this week to exclude Vale from the Global Pact initiative, the world's largest corporate social responsibility network, with more...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Researchers from the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) warned on Tuesday of the possibility of aggravation of chronic diseases in the population of Brumadinho and its surroundings, especially in isolated areas...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As the death toll of the Córrego do Feijão (Brumadinho) mine tragedy rises to 134 persons, Brazil’s National Mining Agency (ANM) announced it will start to require daily inspections...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three Vale employees responsible for the licensing of the dam that broke in Brumadinho and two engineers from a partner company, who attested recently to the stability of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, is undergoing surgery on Monday to remove a colostomy bag and reconstruct his intestinal tract. This is the President’s third surgery in four months to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the wake of the Brumadinho dam disaster and while firefighters are still looking for more than 300 people missing since the Feijão dam burst on Friday afternoon, state...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the early hours of Sunday, warning sirens were once again issued by mining giant Vale around the town of Brumadinho, Minas Gerais, alerting residents to move to higher...
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