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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian judge announced on Friday that she is increasing the fine to be levied at Vale to R$300 million (approximately US$73 million) if the mining giant does not present,...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The number of victims of Monday night's heavy rains in Rio de Janeiro rose to ten yesterday as firefighters located a missing taxi with three people onboard that was...
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 SÃO 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 Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The mud mixed with contaminated water that spilled from the dams near Mariana, Minas Gerais on November 5th, has reached the Brazilian coastline, affecting the waters of Espirito Santo state....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As rescue workers continue to look for nineteen people who are still missing after two dams broke near the town of Mariana, Minas Gerais on November 5th, a third dam...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Rescuers are still digging through the mud around the Samarco plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil, trying to find the bodies of nineteen people missing a week after two dams burst...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil admit that hope of finding more of the missing 26 people alive in the area where two dams broke last Thursday, is fading. Authorities reports say that...

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