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Imminent energy crisis adds to pressure on Bolsonaro

Happy Friday! Today, news of water emergencies in five Brazilian states as rainfall hits 80-year low. Cattle breeders rejoice as several states are certified foot-and-mouth free. Bolsonaro launches another attack on coronavirus restrictions.

Five states face water emergency

Many water reservoirs reach critical levels
Many water reservoirs reach critical levels. Photo: Luiz Ferreira/Shutterstock

The Brazilian federal government will issue a water emergency alert today in the states of Goiás, Minas Gerais, Mato Grosso do Sul, São Paulo, and Paraná. This is the first time Brazil’s 111-year-old meteorological service has issued such a warning. Between September 2020 and April 2021, Brazil registered the lowest amount of rainfall for the period since 1931.

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