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Tag: Tragedy

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A fire during the early morning hours on Friday at the Flamengo youth training center left at least ten dead and three injured, according to the city’s fire department....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Three Vale employees responsible for the licensing of the dam that broke in Brumadinho and two engineers from a partner company, who attested recently to the stability of the...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A little over three years after the worst environmental disaster registered in Brazil, another dam has broken in the state of Minas Gerais, leaving at least ten dead and...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The death toll from Saturday's (November 10th) tragic mudslide that engulfed a group of houses at Morro Da Boa Esperança in Niterói has risen to fifteen. The latest victim, a...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, September 16th, two weeks after a massive fire engulfed Brazil's National Museum, staff from the institution treated the public at Quinta da Boa Vista park to a small...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – At least five children and a teacher were killed on Thursday as a security guard for a day care center in the little town of Janaúba, Minas Gerais threw alcohol...
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Saturday, December 3rd, Ivan Tozzo, interim-president of the Chapecoense football (soccer) team announced that CONMEBOL, the governing body for South American football, has posthumously awarded the club the 2016...
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - There is a series of commercials on a national sports channel that asks the rhetorical question “It’s only football?”. This reflects the concept that, for some people, football match results shouldn’t...
By Andrew Willis, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Municipal authorities in Brazil have responded to the tragic fire that killed over 230 partygoers in a nightclub in Brazil's southern state of Rio Grande do Sul last month...

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