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Toll in Brazil dam disaster rises to 157 dead, 182 missing

Feb 08, 2019 - 11:50 AM

Virtually all the dead and missing are workers at the iron ore mine, buried under an avalanche of sludgy mining waste when the dam collapsed

PRAYING. People pray outside the Brumadinho Matriz Church during a service in honor of the missing people and victims in the community of Parque das Cachoeiras, after a dam belonging to Brazil's giant mining company Vale collapsed on January 25 near the city of Brumadinho in the state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, on January 31, 2019. File photo by Mauro Pimentel/AFP

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

Feb 03, 2019 - 10:05 AM

All those listed as missing are presumed dead, with no survivors being found over the past week

Brazil dam collapse toll rises to 84, mining firm's output to be hit

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:12 PM

No survivors have been found in the disaster site since Saturday, only bodies

Friends and relatives of Edmayra Samara, 28, one of the victims of the recent dam collapse, carry her coffin during the funeral at the municipal cemetery in the city of Brumadinho, state of Minas Gerais, southeastern Brazil, on January 29, 2019. - 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 that left at least 65 dead and 300 missing, at a mine in the country's southeast, officials said. (Photo by Mauro Pimentel / AFP)

Brazil's first human, a 'priceless' loss from Rio's museum fire

Sep 04, 2018 - 8:48 AM

The jewel in the crown of the museum's collection of 20 million valuable pieces, Luzia was the first human fossil found in Brazil, in the southwestern Minas Gerais state in 1970

LUZIA. File photo taken on September 20, 1999 of a cameraman recording the presentation of the reconstruction of the head of 'Luzia,' 'the first Brazilian woman' – whose skull is 12,000 years old – at the National Museum of History in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. File photo by Antonio Scorza/AFP

Two more waste reservoirs in Brazil risk bursting – company

Nov 18, 2015 - 11:53 PM

Samarco the company that owns the waste reservoir that burst last month says they are taking the necessary urgent measures to stop two more reservoirs from bursting

MUDSLIDE. A handout picture made available by the Brazilian Secretary of State for Health in Mariana, Juliano Duarte on November 6 shows the place where a mudslide took place near the Gerais Mines in Brazil. Photo by Juliano Duarte/Secretario de Salud de Mariana/EPA

Cuban doctors hired to care for Brazil poor booed

Aug 29, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Foreign doctors were heckled and branded as slaves and incompetent by dozens of their Brazilian counterparts in the northeastern state of Ceara