Brazil News

Miner BHP Accused of Delaying $6 Billion-Plus Brazil Dam Case

LONDON —Global mining giant BHP Group was on Tuesday accused of trying to “forever put off” the question of liability for a 2015 dam collapse that triggered Brazil’s worst environmental disaster. BHP is facing a 5 billion pound-plus ($6 billion-plus) …

Death Toll from Brazil Floods at Least 91, with Dozens Lost

Authorities in northeastern Brazil’s Pernambuco state said Monday that 91 deaths have been confirmed from flooding over the weekend, with more two dozen people still missing. Hundreds of state and federal rescue workers were searching for 26 people currently unaccounted …

Brazil Mudslide Death Toll Reaches 105, With Dozens Missing

PETROPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Rio de Janeiro state’s government has confirmed 105 deaths from floods and mudslides that swept away homes and cars in the city of Petropolis. But even as families prepared to bury their dead, it was unclear …

Brazilian Expressway Collapses Over Metro Tunnel Built by Acciona

SAO PAULO — Part of a major expressway collapsed on Tuesday above a construction site in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo where Spain’s Acciona SA was excavating a tunnel for a new subway line. No casualties were reported. Television …

Tarnished Gold: Illegal Amazon Gold Seeps Into Supply Chains

SAO PAULO (AP)–The medals were billed as the most sustainable ever produced. To match the festive spirit of South America’s first Olympics, officials from Brazil, the host country for the 2016 games in Rio de Janeiro, boasted that the medals …

Wall of Rock Falls on Boaters on Brazilian Lake, Killing 6

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) –A towering slab of rock broke from a cliff and toppled onto pleasure boaters drifting near a waterfall on a Brazilian lake Saturday and officials said at least six people died. Edgard Estevo, commander of the Minas …

Severe Brazil Flooding Spreads in Bahia and Beyond

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP–A total of 116 cities in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia were in a state of emergency because of flooding on Tuesday due to heavy rains that have been pounding the region since the end of November. …

UK Court to Reconsider $6.9B Brazil Dam Lawsuit Against BHP

LONDON — London’s Court of Appeal will hear a request to revive a 5 billion pound ($6.95 billion) lawsuit against Anglo-Australian mining group BHP over a 2015 dam failure in Brazil, a court order showed. Judge Nicholas Underhill has agreed …

Covid Hit 20% of Meat Workers in No. 1 Chicken Exporter Brazil

One in five workers at Brazil’s meat plants have been infected with coronavirus, according to union estimates. That would make the country home to one of the world’s worst workplace outbreaks. The estimate comes from Nelson Morelli, the president of …

Brazil Moving on Latin America’s Government Auto Crash Test Site

Brazil is launching Latin America’s first government-run auto crash test center, and experts say it’s an important step forward for car safety in a country where inferior production standards mean motorists die at far higher rates than in the U.S. …