26 October 2012

BRASIL : Another Massive Blackout Embarrasses Brasilia.


      Up to 53 million Brasilians in 11 northeast states were left sweating and swatting mosquitos for up to 4 hours late Thursday night and early Friday...after an Amazon substation went kaput.
     This is the second big blackout in 2 months...and again raises the question of Brasilia's aging and inadequate infrastructure...especially with the upcoming 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics.
      Businesses in Bahia state won't be able to start-up for days.
      'This is unacceptable for modern industrial production,' said a business spokesman. 
      'It's a disaster and it's happening repeatedly.'