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In drought-stricken Sao Paulo, some rely on mineral water deliveries
In drought-stricken Sao Paulo, some rely on mineral water deliveries

As Joao Paulo Bezerra pedals slowly up a slight incline between skyscrapers, he pauses briefly to greet a struggling colleague crossing his path. "Morning, buddy," says Bezerra, forcing his tricycle and its cargo of eight large plastic water jugs a few feet closer to its destination. "Everything's beautiful," says his counterpart, with equal measures of enthusiasm and irony, as they move on, sweating profusely in the summer sun. Under normal circumstances, Bezerra might be racing up this street on a two-wheeler, nimbly carrying one or two jugs of water while weaving in and out of Sao Paulo's infamous traffic. Or he might be hopping onto the sidewalk,...

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