Plants

Watermelon Season: Bulgarian Production remains Unharvested, Greek harvest Floods the Market

Tons of watermelons remained in the field due to lack of markets. Cheap Greek production permanently displaces native production. There is no import control by the state, costs have risen by 30-40% at double lower purchase prices. Such is the balance sheet at the height of summer of Yanko Yanev, one of the major producers in Lyubimets, Bulgaria.

Mexican tiger fight ritual draws blood to bring rain

Seeking to appease the god of storms and end a drought, men and women in tiger costumes whip each other mercilessly into submission in an ancient ritual in southern Mexico.

"They say it's a drop of blood for a drop of rain," Karina Vicente says as she prepares to take part in the annual tradition for the first time.

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