Brumadinho

Mar 10, 2020
Even after two horrific dam tragedies over the last five years, the mining sector in Brazil is still precarious

EnvironmentJan 25, 2020

One year on, Brumadinho still cries for justice

Walking on the streets of Brumadinho, the small town...

Brazil DailyJan 22, 2020

Freedom of the press under attack as Greenwald charged

Glenn Greenwald charged in latest attack on press freedoms....

BusinessAug 13, 2019

Why do upstream tailings dams remain active in Brazil?

On January 25, 2019, the world looked on in...
brumadinho tailings dam

Opinion 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...
Brumadinho investigation could lead to murder charge for Vale execs

Business 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...
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Brazil Daily 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,...
barão de cocais The city waiting for a disaster to happen

Brazil Daily 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....
bureaucracy Bolsonaro "sets business owners free" with new decree

Brazil Daily 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...
How Vale avoided paying USD 6 billion in taxes

Business 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...
Fallout from Brumadinho dam collapse harming crucial Brazilian river

Society 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,”...
mining brumadinho dam collapse

Opinion 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...
100 days of Jair Bolsonaro: Brazilian politics pension reform

Brazil Daily 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...
brazil congress cpi

Power 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...
How the climate is raising food prices in Brazil

Brazil Daily 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...
bolsonaro president brazil inauguration ceremony workers party lula

Brazil Daily 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...
supreme court corruption

Brazil Weekly 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...
vale brumadinho

Brazil Daily 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...
Dam collapses in Minas Gerais, nine confirmed dead, hundreds missing

Brazil Weekly 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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