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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, the mining giant of Brazil, announced on Tuesday that the company will eliminate ten dams similar to the one which caused the disaster in Brumadinho last week, when...
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...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A little over three years after the worst environmental disaster registered in Brazil, another dam has broken in the state of Minas Gerais, leaving at least ten dead and...
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 SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian federal judge has temporarily suspended criminal charges against twenty-two people accused of homicide related to the 2015 Mariana Dam burst, including executives from Samarco, Vale and BHP Billinton....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL- On the eve of the one-year anniversary of one of the greatest environmental disasters in Brazil’s history, the United Nations’ OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights) urges the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal prosecutors’ office filed criminal charges on Thursday, October 20th, against twenty-two individuals and four companies in connection with the November 2015 collapse of the Samarco dam in Mariana,...

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