Drought becomes apparent in the media worldwide

Two short reports on the current situation in the semi-arid region in the North-East of Brazil show how severe the socio-economic impact of the missing rainy season really is:

This video from AlJazeera was produced in Serrita (PE), only about 150km away from Floresta, in the Hinterland. The farmer estimates that recuperation from this damage will take 5 up to 10 years:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skCbjDKJk68

The other report maybe some of you have already watched on television (the link to the video is the upper image on the right):

http://www.daserste.de/information/politik-weltgeschehen/weltspiegel/sendung/wdr/2012/brasilien-124.html

Farmers with cattle cranes

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