Universidade Federal do Paraná (Brazil)

The Federal University of Paraná (Portuguese: Universidade Federal do Paraná, or UFPR) is a public university headquartered in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil. It is one of the South American country’s top ten public colleges, according to Folha newspaper. It offers 124 undergraduate degrees, 44 doctorate degrees, 66 masters and five professional masters programs.

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After 48 hours of frantic effort, Brazilian rescue workers have called off their search for survivors at a collapsed dam in Minas Gerais state. AP Photo/Leo Correa

Dam collapse at Brazilian mine exposes grave safety problems

Nearly 1,800 Brazilian dams are at risk of failure, according to the government. Fixing them is expensive – but ignoring aging dams can have considerable social, economic and environmental costs.

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