The Deadly Spectacle of Brazil’s Gold Mines

"In recent years, Vale has sponsored a major photographic project by Salgado, called “Genesis,” as well as an environmental nonprofit he founded. After the Mariana dam collapse, Salgado vowed to aid in the clean-up, and his nonprofit, Instituto Terro, itself devoted to mitigating deforestation, planted trees in the area. But he also came to Vale's defense, arguing that, while it should pay for the damage it caused, “we need these companies in the society we live in.” Thus far, he has remained silent about last month’s catastrophe in Brumadinho"

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