Friday, 24 January 2020 from 16:00-18:00
Embassy of Brazil, 14-16 Cockspur Street, London SW1Y 5BL
On 25 January, 2019, a catastophic tailings dam collapse took place at the Brumadinho iron ore mine operated by Brazilian multinational Vale (in which a number of UK institutional investors have investments). Huge quantities of mine waste swept down the river valley, killing mine workers, local residents and visitors. On the eve of the anniversary, we will gather to hold a vigil to honour the nearly 300 casualties of this disaster, and in solidarity with all those struggling with its aftermath.