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Tag: Disaster

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rio de Janeiro police have arrested one of the men they say is criminally involved with the collapse of two buildings in the Muzema community on April 12th in the...
By Dorah Feliciano, Contributing Reporter BRASILIA, BRAZIL – As more than 100 firefighters and civil defense agents race against time to find survivors trapped in rubble of two buildings which collapsed on Friday in the Muzema favela community, in the...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A trial has begun in São Paulo over the deaths of 199 people in what was the deadliest plane crash ever on Brazilian soil. On July 17, 2007, TAM flight...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Brazilian air traffic control should improve its communication with planes flying over the Atlantic Ocean, recommended the final report on the Air France jet that crashed in 2009, after taking off from...
By Sarah de Sainte Croix, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Ten towns in the state of Santa Catarina in the South of Brazil are in an official state of emergency and a further 25 are on high...
By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The terrible tragedy of Região Serrana in early January this year has, unfortunately, been further tainted with allegations of corruption and the diverting of disaster relief funds into private pockets....

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