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Eletrobras to go private? What is at stake

Eletrobras to go private? What is at stake
Overview of the Furnas Dam hydroelectric power plant. Photo: Deni Williams/Shutterstock

Brazil’s lower house has until tomorrow to vote on a bill allowing the government to dilute its stake in massive energy company Eletrobras. Failure to do so would see the proposal expire, forcing the government and Congress to begin again from square one. Here is everything you need to know about the process:

Why it matters. The government believes the privatization of Eletrobras could raise up...

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