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Resistance to Roberto Requião intensifies dispute over command of Itaipu, one of Brazil’s main energy generators

By Roger Pereira

When the former governor and former Senator Roberto Requião accepted the mission to join the PT party to run for governor of Paraná, guaranteeing a loyal and viable platform for then-presidential pre-candidate Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, many allies took it for granted that, in exchange, Requião would have an important position in an eventual Lula administration.

This position, they bet, would be that of the general director of Itaipu Binacional, a state-owned hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil (Paraná state) and Paraguay.

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