Brazil on drought alert, faces worst dry spell in 91 years

30th May, 2021

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Heleno Campos Ferreira, 65, leads cattle to pasture in Pocoes municipality in Monteiro, Paraiba state, Brazil, February 12, 2017. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Brazil's government agencies warned of droughts this week as the country faces its worst dry spell in 91 years, increasing fears of energy rationing, hitting hydroelectric power generation and agriculture while raising the risk of Amazon fires.

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