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Blackout Hits Brazil

By Doug Gray, Senior Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO – Rio, Sao Paulo and Recife were among the major cities affected by a blackout that hit nine states on Tuesday night as power problems that began over the weekend continue to affect the country.

After several Rio neighborhoods were affected in the early hours of Monday morning, with workers in Leblon, Ipanema and Flamengo waking to no power, stuck lifts and no traffic lights, Tuesday night’s massive power failure has caused some consternation among the population.

At around 10:20PM the city’s lights began to flicker wildly, and the cheers . . .

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