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Weekly Report - 13 January 2022 (WR-22-02)

BRAZIL: Rains batter Minas Gerais, spark concerns

After Bahia in the Northeast [WR-22-01], it is the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais that is being battered by heavy rains in Brazil. In a state that is known for its mining industry, the rainfall has sparked concerns regarding the risk of mining accidents, leading companies such as Brazilian mining giant Vale to halt their operations.

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