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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO 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 Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Thirty-nine municipalities in the states of Minas Gerais and Espirito Santo have been offered R$53 million to withdraw lawsuits against Samarco and its main shareholders, Brazil’s Vale and Anglo-Australian...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian court in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais has extended the deadline for Samarco, Vale and BHP to present the final settlement related to one of Brazil’s worst environmental...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A Brazilian federal judge has temporarily suspended criminal charges against twenty-two people accused of homicide related to the 2015 Mariana Dam burst, including executives from Samarco, Vale and BHP Billinton....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Mining giants, Vale and BHP Billiton, along with principal shareholders of Brazilian mining company, Samarco, have asked the Minas Gerais Federal Courts for a second extension in their deadline to...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The mining giant of Brazil, Vale, announced that it received an operating license for the exploration of the S11D iron ore mine in the Amazon state of Pará. This is...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL- On the eve of the one-year anniversary of one of the greatest environmental disasters in Brazil’s history, the United Nations’ OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights) urges the...
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 – 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...

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