Numbers of the week: Sep. 14, 2019

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This is Brazil by the Numbers, a weekly digest of the most interesting figures tucked inside the latest news about Brazil. Random numbers that help explain what is going on in Brazil. This week: BHP v. Mariana victims; Amazon Prime; Murder rates down; Taxes; Wildfires.

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200,000 plaintiffs

In 2015, an iron ore dam collapsed in the municipality of Mariana, spilling the equivalent of 25,000 Olympic swimming pools of toxic sludge into the surrounding area. Entire towns were buried under the mud, 19 people were killed—and the Rio Doce was left devastated....

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