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Brazil arrests eight Vale employees over mining dam disaster

S - Brazilian authorities arrested eight employees of mining giant Vale on Friday over a dam collapse at one of its mines three weeks ago that killed at least 166 people and left 147 missing, presumed dead.

Brazil arrests eight Vale employees over mining dam disaster

S - Brazilian authorities arrested eight employees of mining giant Vale on Friday over a dam collapse at one of its mines three weeks ago that killed at least 166 people and left 147 missing, presumed dead.

Ten towns hit by river pollution from Brazil dam disaster

Rio De Janeiro - Ten towns in southeast Brazil are suffering river pollution after a dam collapse at a mine nearly three weeks ago that killed 166 people and left 155 missing, presumed dead, according to officials.

Brazil's president leaves hospital after 17-day 'power vacuum'

S - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro left hospital Wednesday, ending a 17-day hiatus at the helm of Latin America's biggest economy during which several high-profile political issues were put on the backburner.

Brazil police operation in Rio favela leaves 13 dead

Rio De Janeiro - An operation by Brazilian military police in Rio de Janeiro on Friday left at least 13 people dead in a number of city center favelas, authorities said.

Brazil police operation in Rio favela leaves 13 dead

Rio De Janeiro - An operation by Brazilian military police in Rio de Janeiro on Friday left at least 13 people dead in a number of city center favelas, authorities said.

Brazil police operation in Rio favela leaves 13 dead

Rio De Janeiro - An operation by Brazilian military police in Rio de Janeiro on Friday left at least 13 people dead in three city-center favelas, authorities said.

Brazil mourns after football training facility fire kills 10

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian football was in mourning on Friday after 10 people died when a fire ripped through a youth training facility at the country's most popular club, Flamengo, authorities said.

Brazil's Bolsonaro to visit US next month: foreign minister

Washington - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will visit the United States in March, the country's foreign minister announced Thursday -- hailing the prospect of "very different, much deeper" ties between the two countries.

Vale loses license to operate key Brazil dam after disaster

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian mining giant Vale on Wednesday lost its license to operate the Lanjeiras dam, vital to its biggest mine in southeastern Minas Gerais state, the firm said.

Brazil's Lula given nearly 13 years in new graft conviction

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian court Wednesday handed a near 13-year sentence to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a new corruption conviction for the former leftist president already serving a lengthy jail term in a separate case.

Brazil's Lula given nearly 13 years in new graft conviction

S - A Brazilian court Wednesday handed a near 13-year sentence to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a new corruption conviction for the former leftist president already serving a lengthy jail term in a separate case.

Drainage problems detected in collapsed Brazil dam

Rio De Janeiro - A dam that collapsed at a Brazilian mine last month, killing at least 134 people, had drainage problems according to a technical inspection carried out for the mining giant Vale, media reported Tuesday.

Brazil unveils tougher measures against crime, corruption

Bras - Brazilian Justice Minister Sergio Moro unveiled a series of measures on Monday designed to battle crime, corruption and violence in Latin America's biggest country, acting on President Jair Bolsonaro's law-and-order agenda.

Brazil's Bolsonaro ill after surgery

S - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was ill in hospital with a feeding tube Sunday following surgery days ago to remove a colostomy bag fitted after he suffered a knife attack late last year.

Son of Brazil President Bolsonaro joins Steve Bannon group

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's lawmaker son has joined a nationalist group founded by Steve Bannon, US President Donald Trump's former adviser, the group said Saturday.

Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 121 dead, 226 missing

Brumadinho - The toll from a dam collapse last week at a mine in southeast Brazil has risen to 121 dead and 226 missing, according to officials Saturday.

Brazil's Bolsonaro faces political test as new Congress sits

Bras - Plans by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to shake up Latin America's biggest economy with pro-business reforms and anti-crime measures are about to run into their first real test, with his country's new Congress beginning work Friday.

Brazil judge reopens probe into scandal tied to president's son

Bras - A supreme court judge in Brazil on Friday overturned an injunction requested by President Jair Bolsonaro's senator son that had frozen a probe into a suspicious payments scandal involving a former close aide.

Deadly Brazil dam collapse raises fears of environmental woes

Rio De Janeiro - A week after a dam storing mining waste collapsed in southeast Brazil, the human cost is clear, with 110 killed and 238 missing, presumed dead, but the environmental impact is still being evaluated.

A look at Brazil's diverse and lucrative mining industry

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's mining wealth has fueled its economy from colonial times. Its diverse mineral deposits are among the very richest in the world, earning it around $30 billion annually in exports.

Brazil's jailed Lula denied permission to attend brother's funeral

S - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been denied permission to leave prison, where he is serving time for corruption, to attend the burial of his older brother Wednesday.

Five engineers arrested in Brazil over deadly dam collapse

S - Five engineers, including two working for a German company, were arrested in Brazil Tuesday as part of a probe into a deadly dam collapse last week at a mine in the country's southeast, officials said.

Brazil President Bolsonaro has successful surgery

S - Brazil's new president, Jair Bolsonaro, underwent surgery Monday to successfully remove a colostomy bag attached after suffering a serious abdominal wound in a knife attack while campaigning last year, his office said.

Brazil miner Vale loses $18bn in market cap after dam disaster

S - Brazilian mining giant Vale lost more than $18 billion of its value Monday in a dramatic share plunge on the Sao Paulo stock exchange as investors reacted to the collapse of one of its dams that killed scores and left hundreds missing.The 24.

Brazil mining giant Vale tarnished by dam disaster

Rio De Janeiro - Vale, the Brazilian company that owns the dam that burst at one of its mines killing dozens and leaving hundreds missing, is the world's biggest iron-ore miner - and its reputation has taken a harsh blow with the disaster.

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

S - 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.

Mud swallows houses after dam break at Brazil mine

Brumadinho - "Adelia's home was there. And there was Nilza's, who sold sugarcane, also swallowed up," Rosilene Aganetti said Saturday, pointing out an expanse of mud engulfing a road and the surrounding land.

Around 300 missing, many feared dead in Brazil dam collapse

Brumadinho - Nearly 300 people were missing, many feared dead, on Saturday after a dam collapsed at a mine in southeastern Brazil, according to officials and the mine owner, corporate giant Vale.

Brazil first lady's accounts to be probed in expanding payments scandal

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian authorities are to scrutinize the bank accounts of First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro as part of a growing scandal over suspect payments involving the president's politician son, according to media.
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