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Another Brazil dam at risk, 200 evacuated

Another Brazil dam at risk, 200 evacuated

Vale said it evacuated residents near dam after reviewing safety data on the structure.

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Dormitory where 10 budding soccer stars died was licensed as carpark
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Dormitory where 10 budding soccer stars died was licensed as carpark

Rio de Janeiro council said in a statement that Flamengo had been fined 31 times because of infractions at the Ninho do Urubu training ground.

  • by Marcelo Sousa and Mauricio Savarese
Youth players killed as fire sweeps through football club lodging in Brazil
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Youth players killed as fire sweeps through football club lodging in Brazil

The Rio de Janeiro mayor’s office said the dormitory destroyed by the blaze was built on land that was not registered for buildings and that the club had no permission to erect lodgings there.

  • by Gabriel Stargardter and Andrew Downie
The silence of the sirens
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The silence of the sirens

Twice the people of one of Brazil's most resource-rich regions have been let down by the companies they relied on. And hundreds have died.

  • by Lia Timson
Brazil’s Lula convicted again, sentenced to 12 more years
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Brazil’s Lula convicted again, sentenced to 12 more years

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been sentenced to nearly 13 more years in a new corruption case.

  • by Shasta Darlington
Brazil dam death toll increases, some missing may never be recovered
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Brazil dam death toll increases, some missing may never be recovered

The task of finding and recovering additional bodies has already been almost completely resumed after work was suspended due to heavy rainfall.

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Brazilians pay homage to victims of dam collapse, as video emerges
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Brazilians pay homage to victims of dam collapse, as video emerges

Newly released video footage showed the moment that a powerful wave of waste began sweeping over everything in its path. 

  • by Marcelo Silva de Sousa
Brazil's Vale knew of risk to area hit by deadly mine disaster
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Brazil's Vale knew of risk to area hit by deadly mine disaster

The world's largest iron ore miner has come under intense pressure over a burst tailings dam killed 110 people and left another 238 missing.

'This was a massive assassination': Hopes fade for Australian-based family
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'This was a massive assassination': Hopes fade for Australian-based family

Heartbreak as a Sydney man found dead and his fiancee, expecting their first child, still among those feared killed by a dam disaster in Brazil.

  • by Diarlei Rodrigues & Lia Timson
Death toll climbs amid despair in Brazil after dam collapse
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Death toll climbs amid despair in Brazil after dam collapse

The death toll continues to rise as firefighters search for survivors in the wake of another massive dam collapse in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais.

  • by Gram Slattery
Hundreds feared dead in Brazil after mining dam bursts
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Hundreds feared dead in Brazil after mining dam bursts

Brazilian firefighters said at least 34 people were killed and about 300 were missing, after a dam burst at an iron ore mine.