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Brazilian farmers have a bone to pick with government loans after drought

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Farmers from the Brazilian northeast carry out a demonstration holding cattle skulls in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, on Dec. 4.

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Farmers from Brazil's northeast hold up oxen skulls, representing animals killed by the drought, outside Planalto presidential palace where security agents stand guard in Brasilia, Brazil, on Dec. 4. Brazilian farmers affected by the drought are asking the president to pardon their government bank debts.

Brazilian farmers demand that the government cancels their debt and gives them additional assistance to help offset the effects of a devastating drought that hit the region this year, according to Reuters.

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Farmers from the Brazilian northeast carry out a demonstration holding cattle skulls in front of the Planalto Palace in Brasilia Dec. 4. The protesters are demanding the cancellation of their debts and help from the government to alleviate the effects of the drought that rages over the region this year.

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