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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian minister in charge of political relations in the Bolsonaro’s Administration with Congress, General Santos Cruz, and National Indigenous Foundation (Funai) President, Franklimberg de Freitas, are scheduled to visit...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterRIO 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 ReporterRIO 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 ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Less than two months after starting partial operations, the operator of Belo Monte Hydroelectric, Norte Energia, has been ordered to pay R$15 million for moral damages caused to the population...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Ministerio Publico Federal – MPF (Federal Prosecutors Office) in Brazil has filed a civil suit against Samarco mining company and its controllers, Brazilian Vale and Anglo-Australian BHP Billiton for...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO 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 ReporterSÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The size of the mud spill from the Samarco dam brake in Mariana has tripled in size along the coastline of Espirito Santo state since Sunday, said environmental groups monitoring...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing ReporterSÃO 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 ReporterSÃO 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 Lucy Jordan, Contributing ReporterBRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Mercosur members including Brazil have suspended Paraguay from the South American economic alliance following Friday’s impeachment of President Fernando Lugo. They will discuss further measures at the bloc’s presidential summit this Friday...
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