Brazil won’t buy gas to meet Olympic Games power demand

If Brazil does suffer electricity cuts during the Olympic Games in August, it will not be for lack of gas
By Peter Stewart 21 July 2016
If Brazil does suffer electricity cuts during the Olympic Games in August, it will not be for lack of gas. (PA)

Brazil is the host of the 31st Olympiad, due to open on 5 August in Rio de Janeiro. Its preparations for the event have been unusually fraught. The country, which has a population of more than 200 million, was awarded the games in 2009 when it was enjoying a period of strong economic growth. It has since been hit by the double-whammy of a severe recession and a political leadership crisis. President Dilma Rousseff was stripped of her powers in May and faces impeachment after...

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