Two Years and Counting

Two Years and Counting

Brazil

'Imagine the chaos that would hit São Paulo - one of the world's largest, most violent and disorganized cities - if the lights started going out. Traffic would grind to a halt, looters would go on the rampage and an outbreak of fires and random violence would overwhelm the city's emergency services. The Itaipú hydroelectric power plant on the border of Brazil and Paraguay is the only power plant that is exempt from the Brazilian rule that requires companies to denominate contracts in reais. Such a scenario

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