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China Makes a Power Play in Brazil and Argentina

Jun 2, 2017 | 09:00 GMT
The Funil Hydroelectric Plant in Itaiatia, about 160 kilometers west of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A drought from 2013-15 caused many power companies to switch from hydroelectric to thermoelectric energy, but at some cost.
(YASUYOSHI CHIBA/AFP/Getty Images)

The economic problems plaguing the South American countries have given Chinese firms a prime opportunity to invest in their beleaguered electricity sectors....

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