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Brazil rations water in 140 cities amid worst drought in decades

 Some neighborhoods only receive water once every three days.

Water is being rationed to nearly 6 million people living in a total of 142 cities across 11 states in Brazil, the world's leading exporter of soybeans, coffee, orange juice, sugar and beef. Water supply companies told the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper that the country's reservoirs, rivers and streams are the driest they have been in 20 years. A record heat wave could raise energy prices and damage crops.

Some neighborhoods in the city of Itu in Sao Paulo state (which accounts for one-quarter of Brazil's population and one-third of its GDP), only receive water once every three days, for a total of 13 hours.

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Not sure what this has to do with us Exceptional People(tm) or why we should care.  Climate change is a hoax, as proven by the fact that we good Merikuns are buried in snow.  Since we possess a collective IQ of -5, we smart ones know that there can't be any global warming if it's snowing in Atlanta.  Yeee haaa!  

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