3 Years of Impunity – Letter to the world by a victim of the crime of Mariana, Brazil

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by Giuseppe Orlandini and Mirella Lino

This is a “Letter to the world” by Mirella Lino, a resident of Mariana, written three years after the Bento Rodrigues dam disaster, when an iron ore tailings dam suffered a catastrophic failure, flooding a vast area of Brazil with toxic mud. Her words convey the consequences on personal and family lives of one of the worst “environmental crimes” in the history of mining. 

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