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Brazil drought goat 2014 02 13
One of the world's worst droughts has been quietly killing farms in northeastern Brazil. GlobalPost took a weeklong trip to see how they're faring.

RECIFE — In economic terms, northeastern Brazil's drought was the fourth-worst natural disaster to hit the planet last year, costlier than even the western United States drought, for a total cost of almost $9 billion, according to analysts. And in much of the region it's ongoing.

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Severe droughts used to kill people along with crops and cows. Something's very different this time around.