Itabira, Minas Gerais, Brazil, 31 Jan 2019:
Mine of Vale S.A. property near the urban area of Itabira (100 km from Belo Horizonte), a city where Vale S.A. was created in the 1940s by the then president Getúlio Vargas (in 1997, it was privatized), is a laboratory for the exploitation of large scale iron ore and example of contradictions of the mineral industry.
One of the municipalities that collects the most mining taxes in the State of Minas Gerais.
The changes in geography caused by mining are visible throughout the city. Entire neighborhoods have already been removed.
Photo: Avener Prado