Articles by Anthony Boadle and Gram Slattery

Brazil’s Vale Knew Deadly Tailings Dam Was Unsafe as Far Back as 2003: Report

An independent investigation requested by Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA into the causes of the Brumadinho tailings dam disaster that killed 270 people a year ago found the company knew about the problem but failed to deal with it. …

Vale CEO and Several Senior Execs Resign After Deadly Brazil Dam Disaster

Brazilian iron ore miner Vale SA Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman and several other senior executives resigned on Saturday in what the company described as a temporary move, after one of its mining dams burst in January, killing hundreds. Vale said …

Brazil Weighs Management Overhaul at Vale After Mine Disaster; Death Toll Rises

Brazil’s government weighed pushing for a management overhaul at iron ore miner Vale SA on Monday as grief over the hundreds feared killed by a dam burst turned into anger, with prosecutors, politicians and victims’ families calling for punishment. By …

Collapsed Brazil Mining Dam Kills at Least 58, in Echoes of 2015 Disaster

Brazilian rescuers searched into the night on Sunday for hundreds of people missing after a burst mining dam triggered a deadly mudslide, as the death toll rose to 58 and was expected to keep climbing more than two days after …

Rampant Brazil Cargo Theft Disrupts Retail, Drives Up Insurance Rates

In a bunker-like room in a gritty suburb of Sao Paulo, retired police colonel Antonio Marin and a dozen employees track the location of hundreds of cargo trucks on a bank of monitors. During his 34 years in Sao Paulo …