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Brazilian weather medium suspends dealings with Rio City Halll

A Brazilian medium who followers believe is able control weather patterns by tapping into an ancient spirit has suspended her cooperation with the city of Rio de Janiero.

A spokesman for the Foundation Cacique Cobra Coral, which supports medium Adelaide Scritori, says Rio City Hall's failure to send an annual report detailing actions it took last year to limit damage caused by weather events was behind the suspension. Spokesman Osmar Santos said Monday said the report should have been sent in October.

The foundation could lift the suspension if the report were received shortly, Santos said.

He added that the foundation will continue to work with the Rio state government, as well Brazil's federal government.

Brazilian authorities frequently call upon the foundation to help influence the weather ahead of important events, like Rio's annual New Year's fireworks display.