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Brazil puts $3 billion freeze on Vale assets after dam disaster

Posted Jan 27, 2019 by AFP
Brazilian judicial authorities have frozen $3 billion in assets of the Vale mining company after a dam collapse at one of its sites left at least 37 dead and more than 250 missing.
Aerial view showing firemen looking for people in heavy machinery and a locomotive after the collaps...
Aerial view showing firemen looking for people in heavy machinery and a locomotive after the collapse of a dam which belonged to Brazil's giant mining company Vale, near the town of Brumadinho in southeastern Brazil, on January 25, 2019
Douglas Magno, AFP

Brazilian judicial authorities have frozen $3 billion dollars in assets of the Vale mining company after a dam collapse at one of its sites that has left at least 37 dead and more than 250 missing.

The public prosecutor's office of the state of Minas Gerias announced late Saturday that it had frozen a total of 11 billion reales -- about $3 billion -- in Vale assets.