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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian mining giant Vale S.A. said on Thursday, February 4th, that it reached a R$37.7 billion (US$7 billion) agreement with prosecutors and the state of Minas Gerais to settle claims stemming from the 2019...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Mines and Energy Minister, Bento Albuquerque, said on Thursday that there is no safe dam in the country. "There is no safe dam. That concept does not exist," said Albuquerque...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A small city in Minas Gerais has been in waiting mode this week as residents pause to see what will happen after the impending rupture of the northern slope of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Representatives of Vale workers who were victims of the break of the Feijão Dam, in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais are filing a collective action against the mining company. According to lawyer...
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...

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