Residents block a road to protest the fourth day in a row without electricity at their homes in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Argentinians sweltering through a major heat wave received another dose of bad news Thursday when the authorities announced they will ration electricity in the capital Buenos Aires.The government will maintain three-hour cuts to greater Buenos Aires on weekdays for the duration of the heat wave, the ministry said, announcing the programmed cuts to the capital and its outskirts after a series of unscheduled power stoppages in recent weeks.Argentina's electricity consumption has skyrocketed in recent years, encouraged by government subsidies and the use of energy-efficient appliances.
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