Record Brazil heat pressures crops, energy prices, government

By Reuters | Fri, 31 Jan 2014 22:01 PM
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By Caroline Stauffer and Anna Flávia Rochas

SAO PAULO, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Even by Brazilian standards - man, it's hot.

January was the hottest month on record in parts of Brazil including its biggest city, São Paulo. The heat, plus a severe drought, has kindled fears of water shortages, crop damage and higher electricity bills that could ...

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