Guide to Brazil
Guide to Brazil
After Mariana and Brumadinho, mining remains unsafe in Brazil
Mar 10, 2020
Even after two horrific dam tragedies over the last five years, the mining sector in Brazil is still precarious
Jan 25, 2020
One year on, Brumadinho still cries for justice
Walking on the streets of Brumadinho, the small town...
Jan 22, 2020
Freedom of the press under attack as Greenwald charged
Glenn Greenwald charged in latest attack on press freedoms....
Aug 13, 2019
Why do upstream tailings dams remain active in Brazil?
On January 25, 2019, the world looked on in...
Aug 06, 2019
How Brumadinho disaster could push global change in tailings management
Tailings are a sand-like byproduct of mining activities which are the result of crushing ores before mineral extraction. Often, tailings are disposed of in...
Jul 03, 2019
Brumadinho investigation could lead to murder charge for Vale executives
Six months since a tailings dam collapsed in the Minas Gerais town of Brumadinho, spilling billions of liters of mud into the surrounding area...
Jul 03, 2019
Who is to blame for Brumadinho
Good morning! Here’s what you need to know today in Brazil. A Senate investigation committee recommended indictments for the Brumadinho dam collapse. Despite concessions,...
May 28, 2019
The city waiting for a disaster to happen
The story of Barão de Cocais, a city waiting for disaster. How will Congress react to Sunday’s pro-Bolsonaro protests? Bolsonaro losing support among investors....
May 02, 2019
Brazil changes regulations to increase competition
Good morning! The government moves to reduce red tape and bureaucracy. The real reason to oppose the pension reform bill. Brazil changes regulations to...
Apr 01, 2019
How Vale avoided paying USD 6 billion in taxes
Speaking before Congress in February, Fabio Schvartsman, the CEO of mining giant Vale, called his company “a Brazilian jewel.” He was making the case...
Mar 24, 2019
Fallout from Brumadinho dam collapse harming crucial Brazilian river
A fear shared by hydrologists, environmental activists, and millions of northeastern Brazilians has come to pass. The report “Water Quality in Brazil’s Atlantic Forest,”...
Mar 08, 2019
Brazil’s mining industry needs radical change to avoid future disasters
People learn by making mistakes. The same is true for companies and society as a whole—success depends on being able to internalize lessons and...
Feb 21, 2019
Government presents much-anticipated pension reform bill
In today’s issue: Government presents much-anticipated pension reform bill. Can the pension reform pass in Congress? Government presents much-anticipated pension reform bill President Jair...
Feb 12, 2019
How Brazil’s Congress uses investigation committees as political tools
News that Alessandro Vieira, a first-time Senator from the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, managed to gather the necessary signatures to launch...
Feb 12, 2019
Climate issues to hamper Brazil’s soybean production
In today’s issue: Climate issues to hamper Brazil’s soybean production. Senate v. Supreme Court: clash put on hold. Poll shows support in Congress for...
Feb 11, 2019
How fraudulent schemes boosted the president’s party
In today’s issue: How fraudulent schemes boosted the president’s party. The government v. the “leftist clergy.” How fraudulent schemes boosted the president’s party During...
Feb 09, 2019
Supreme Court Justice suspected of fraud, corruption
Hello! In this week’s issue: The most important facts in Brazil. Supreme Court Justice suspected of fraud, corruption. Brazil’s infrastructure shortcomings. Tragedy. A fire...
Jan 31, 2019
Brumadinho: death toll reaches 99
Good morning! We continue our coverage of the Brumadinho dam collapse. Brazil defends WTO changes opposed by China. MDB to decide today on its...
Jan 26, 2019
Dam collapses in Minas Gerais, nine confirmed dead, hundreds missing
In this week’s issue: Dam collapses in Minas Gerais, nine confirmed dead, hundreds missing. The worrying status of Brazil’s dams. The week in review....
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