Minas Gerais

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Minas Gerais: State of Brazil
Minas Gerais is a state in Southeastern Brazil. It ranks as the second most populous, the third by gross domestic product (GDP), and the fourth largest by area in the country. The state's capital and largest city, Belo Horizonte, is a major urban and finance center in Latin America, and the sixth largest municipality in Brazil, after the cities of São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Brasilia and Fortaleza, but its metropolitan area is the third largest in Brazil with just over 5,800,000 inhabitants, after those of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Nine Brazilian presidents were born in Minas Gerais, the most of any state.


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Brazil's Vale ordered to set aside $1.48 billion for Brumadinho dam damages

A judge in Brazil's Minas Gerais state partially granted an injunction sought by prosecutors ordering iron ore miner Vale SA to deposit 7.9 billion reais ($1.48 billion) for payment of potential fines..
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Minas Gerais court accepts charges against 16 people related to dam disaster

A judge in the state court of Minas Gerais has accepted charges against 16 people related to the Vale SA dam disaster in Brumadinho a year ago, according to a statement on Friday.
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Death toll from flooding in Brazil mining state rises to 52

The death toll from last week's heavy rains in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais has risen to 52 people, with 65 people reported injured and two more missing, the state civil defense agency said on..
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Brazil floods: Dozens dead in severe Minas Gerais rainstorms

At least 30 people have died during severe rainstorms in Brazil's Minas Gerais state.
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Brazilian prosecutors press charges against 2 companies linked to tailing dam disaster

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Brazil dam collapse: Murder charges filed by prosecutors

At least 250 people died a year ago when a dam owned by Vale collapsed in Minas Gerais state.
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Brazil dam owner Vale failed to report danger signs - regulator

The Feijão dam in Minas Gerais state collapsed in January killing at least 250 people.
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Small Brazil plane crashes killing at least three: local media

A small plane crashed on a street in the Brazilian city of Belo Horizonte on Monday, leaving at least three dead in the capital city of Minas Gerais state, firefighters told local news media.
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Brazil prosecutors file charges against tourism minister

Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio for alleged campaign finance fraud, the prosecutors' press office in Minas Gerais state said on Friday.
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