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Drought punishes Brazil: Reservoirs on alert as electricity bills skyrocket

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Latin America's largest economy is now looking to the skies in the hope that from this month on, the rainy season will mitigate the alarming rainfall deficit in the southeastern and midwestern regions, which account for half of Brazil's population.

Forecasts for the coming months are not favorable and anticipate rainfall below the historical average or at most within the same range.

"This means that reservoirs will not recover as much as necessary," said the University of São Paulo (USP) Energy and Environment Institute professor Pedro Luiz Côrtes.

According to the National . . .

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