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A poetic trip up Route 40

Years spent working outdoors in the glare of the Patagonian summer sun and braving icy winter gales have given the elderly man’s wrinkled skin a deep burnished caramel tan. Doffing his black grandpa cap in my direction, he eases himself … Continue reading

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Battling to restore cocoa production on the “Cocoa Coast”

With its regular rainfalls and high temperatures, Bahia boasts the perfect natural climate for cocoa production. But two decades ago Brazil’s chocolate plantations all but melted away. An outbreak of the fungus Witches’ Broom swept through the country’s 90,000 km sq … Continue reading

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