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Brazilians Push to Reopen Samarco Mine Following Tailings Dam Burst

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MARIANA

The historic town of Mariana, built on gold mining during the Portuguese colonial era, relies on the red iron ore in the surrounding hills for nearly 90 percent of its revenue. Since Samarco's mine closed four months ago, the line at the unemployment agency has lengthened steadily as those looking for jobs surged from 300 to 1,900.