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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Thomson Reuters Foundation) Last December, when physician Victor Heitor Gomes became health director for Rafard, a municipality 150 km northwest of São Paulo, he knew he had a challenge ahead. The only clinic in the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The heavy rains that fell on the state of Rio de Janeiro since Wednesday night have caused damages both in the city and in the rest of the state....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Heavy rains during the night left a trail of destruction in many Rio de Janeiro neighborhoods this Thursday morning, with rivers and streams overflowing, streets and avenues blocked and thousands...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Just in time for the traditional heavy rains which are registered every year in Brazil the residents of the states of Minas Gerais, Goiás and Mato Grosso do Sul have...
By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Yesterday, June 20th, the city of Rio experienced a twenty year record for rainfall in a single day. The Pluviométrica Station at Alto da Boa Vista recorded 247 millimeters...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The heavy rains that have fallen on the state of Rio de Janeiro since Friday, November 11th have caused mudslides, roadblocks and triggered the warning system in the mountainside...
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,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Strong winds and heavy rain which fell on Rio de Janeiro between Monday (September 19th) and Tuesday (September 20th) left several streets flooded and many residences without electricity, especially...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The rain that has fallen across the state of Rio de Janeiro since this past weekend has put some municipalities in a state of alert for floods and landslides. In...

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