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Panic in Minas Gerais as rain causes 46 deaths

Good morning! This week, the calamity caused by intense rainfall and flooding in the Southeast. How the UK is lobbying to sell facial recognition technology to Rio de Janeiro. And the money (allegedly) embezzled by 26 state governors.

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Calamity in Minas Gerais

At least 46 people have died—and over 25,000 were displaced—after severe storms and widespread flooding through the southeastern states of Minas Gerais, Espírito Santo, and Rio de Janeiro. Friday was the rainiest day ever recorded in the state capital of Belo Horizonte—in January, the amount of...

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