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Brazil grapples with extreme weather as heatwave sweeps nation • FRANCE 24 English

A massive heatwave last week swept across large parts of Brazil including major city Rio de Janeiro where US singer Taylor Swift was forced to reschedule a show after the death of an audience member. “The problem isn’t only the heat … [but] ferocious tropical storms, high winds and hail stones”, FRANCE 24’s Tim Vickery said, adding that Brazil has also witnessed landslides provoked by torrential rain in past summers.

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