Tag: Flooding

By Nicole Froio, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The weather has not been kind to Rio de Janeiro in the last week, as several neighborhoods were flooded, stranding people in traffic and at home for hours. However, a...
By Marcelo Duailibe, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Chief of Staff in Brazil, Gleisi Hoffmann, coordinated a meeting yesterday with representatives of five ministries to coordinate federal support to states affected by the heavy rain in the...
By Marcelo Duailibe, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Seven cities hit by the heavy rain in the north and northwest of the state of Rio de Janeiro are still in a state of emergency, even with the decreasing...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Heavy rainfall in the Região Serrana in Rio de Janeiro state forced some 300 residents to leave their homes in Nova Friburgo, which was devastated by flooding and landslides...
By Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - The towns in the state of Santa Catarina can finally begin to assess the damage done by the recent flooding, and start to rebuild now that the heavy rains have stopped....
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 Anna Fitzpatrick, Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Since the end of 2010, heavy flooding in Brazil's financial capital has taken at least 25 lives, and caused countless economic losses. Geraldo Alckmin, the Governor of São Paulo since...
Opinion, by Samantha Barthelemy RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A colleague recently asked if I could explain what I mean by saying that we, as a society, are all responsible for Rio de Janeiro’s “problems.” Here’s a try. The heavy rainfalls...
By Sibel Tinar, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO – One month after heavy tropical rains struck Northeastern Brazil and caused severe flooding killing over seventy people, the hardest-hit rural regions in the states of Alagoas and Pernambuco are still suffering,...

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