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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A twenty-four story high-rise burned and collapsed during the early morning of May 1st, in the center of São Paulo city, leaving at least one dead and dozens...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – After the collapse of three buildings in downtown Rio de Janeiro in late January left at least seventeen people dead, new concerns about the condition of high-rise residential and...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Members of a newly-formed victims' association for those killed in last week’s multiple building collapse in downtown Rio, which claimed the lives of at least seventeen people, have announced...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s booming construction industry has been given a fearsome wake-up call after the collapse of three buildings – one twenty stories high – last Thursday evening on Avenida Treze...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – More bodies have been recovered from the rubble of Wednesday’s multiple building collapse in the Centro district of Rio de Janeiro, bringing the confirmed death toll to seventeen at...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Emergency services and rescue workers have started finding bodies in the remains of the three buildings which collapsed last night in the Cinelândia area of Centro in Rio de...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A number of people have been injured after two high-rise buildings - one twenty floors high - collapsed following an explosion, allegedly caused by a gas leak, late last night in the...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Last week a deal that looked set to alter the face of the Brazilian retail sector for good floundered. The proposed merger between Brazilian supermarket chain Pão...
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