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One Year After Mariana Dam Burst in Brazil Problem Persists

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL- On the eve of the one-year anniversary of one of the greatest environmental disasters in Brazil’s history, the United Nations’ OHCHR (Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights) urges the Brazilian government and the companies involved in the Mariana dam collapse to address the human rights impacts of the disaster.

“A year on, many of the six million people affected continue to suffer. We believe their human rights are not being addressed in areas including impacts on indigenous and traditional communities, health problems in riverside settlements, the . . .

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