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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