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Archive for Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New blackout hits Rio’s beach neighborhoods

November 25, 2009

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— Rio de Janeiro’s posh beach neighborhoods lost power for hours in sweltering summer weather Tuesday, prompting restaurants to toss out spoiled food and business owners to send employees home.

The outage came two weeks after a massive blackout left more than 60 million people in the dark and raised questions about the nation’s ability to host the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

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