Lax regulations, chronic short staffing and a law that muffled the voices of environmentalists on mining licenses made the devastating collapse of a dam in southeastern Brazil all but destined to happen, experts and legislators say.
By Anna Jean Kaiser, Associated Press
On this edition for Sunday, Jan. 27, government employees prepare to head back to work while the deadlock for funding a border wall continues, and a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is the deadliest in the…
By PBS NewsHour
Brazilian officials on Sunday suspended the search for potential survivors of a dam collapse that has killed at least 40 people amid fears that another nearby dam owned by the same company was also at risk of breaching.
By Marcelo Silva de Sousa, Peter Prengaman, Associated Press
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