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Mining pollution hurts livelihood of Brazilian descendants of slaves in Boa Vista

In the 1970s, Mineração Rio do Norte (MRN) annexed much of Boa Vista’s land in Oriximiná, Pará state. The company established the world’s fourth largest bauxite mine, along with a company town, Porto Trombetas, built on the former quilombo property. MRN also polluted local fisheries and provided mostly badly paid menial jobs to residents.