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Brazil races against time to save drought-hit city, dying crops

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"If the reservoir does not fill up, the city's water system will collapse by mid-year. You would have to evacuate the city"

By Anthony Boadle

CAMPINA GRANDE, Brazil, Feb 17 (Reuters) - The shrunken carcasses of cows lie in scorched fields outside the city of Campina Grande in northeast Brazil, and hungry goats search for food on the cracked-earth floor of the Boqueirao reservoir that serves the desperate town.

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