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Heavy rains force miners to halt operations in southeast Brazil

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By Gabriel Araujo SAO PAULO (Reuters) -Heavy rainfall in southeastern Brazil has prompted miners including Vale SA to suspend some operations, they said on Monday, after downpours caused deadly floods in the northeast and threatened to delay harvests in the midwest. Rainfall is expected to remain heavy this week in most of top mining state Minas Gerais, after runoff closed roads and railways. The rains may also have contributed to the dramatic collapse of a canyon rock face in the state on…

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