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the. rodeo riders preparing for their next contest. getting a grip or it can make all the difference between potentially life or death. here in brazil they called rodeo the most radical sport in the world. banned understandably so because a long tradition here and discipline fictional school odd as well as being from pleasing spectacle. we don't promote them as a witch of their job or as if we were more than 16. athletes who are willing to risk all. for a fistful of dollars. was
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deceased how could i keep it up it's rodeo that has made me who i am today. this is how their careers started chasing calves. it was the same for fun under new vice as a child on this ranch. mr evil it all started as a game when we were kids we used to herd the calves in the cages. and when the adults weren't looking we used to ride the cabs. is. the farm workers son has grown up to be a rodeo champion even if he might not look like one it 1st class. he's won dozens
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of competitions and is one of the best brazilian riders were and now he's a major contender for the annual world championship title. modding guy in the south brazilian hinterland. half a 1000000 visitors flock to the agricultural show here every year including tomboys their fans and their future successors. the traditional cattle market is the genesis in still the centerpiece of the trade fair. but further along people are standing in line for the rodeo show the highlight of the mering got an agricultural show for fernando this could be his ticket to the world championships in the u.s. his boyhood dream. the level. that i remember the agricultural fairs of my childhood. i came here to see cattle and horses and of course the rodeo writers.
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now i'm one of them it's fantastic lego has been. here come. to me dating named researcher sultan. or islamic state. the writers don't know which bull they'll ride. only 4 percent of all bulls are aggressive enough for rodeo competitions. they turn to a unit close to one time a draw decides which rider will mount which animal or not needs to win here in modern go to take part in the world championships in las vegas if you can master these especially fierce bulls to learn more points on the world ranking list. will do it this rodeo is a sport where you went on one day and lose the next general says but you can't afford to think about failure. you have to conquer the ball mentally if you want to
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win this is the bit. i. mental preparation is just one of the rodeo rider as tasks as the excitement reaches a fever pitch. the cowboy outfit his obligatory. lack that they use their knives to roughen the braided rope. treat it with resin to maintain a good grip forefront and oh this procedure is part of his job. knows us that only god decides which task is given to us and it's my mission to write goals i owe everything i am to rodeo. i was still there for. the was the before the men's rodeo starts it's the women's competition the pure speed rush was rodeo as
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a spectacle generally associated with the u.s. and mexico but nowhere will you find more enthusiastic fans than in brazil 2 the country plays host to over a 1000 tournaments. take place. there's nothing better than going to a rodeo with the family 6 i love it changed me like. that i've been coming here every year since i was a child. think of the rodeo as an al veins we brazilians our nation loves rodeos we love horses that's why we have ranches. and. amid the hustle and bustle the silent prayer of someone the protagonist's. you agree are done tonio with the blond hair has just recovered from
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a serious pelvis injury. that is a good friend to friend on to us the riders restart the christian lord's prayer together as they do before every competition. that. i've. not. unlike god knows here can personally step in to protect the riders. he's one of 3 son of a he does lifesavers. this is why i wrote cars as a young boy but then i got scared. and 8 years ago i met a lifesaver here who had nice to make himself a career in the u.s. . if i immediately fell in love with this job. that i want to save other people's lives i said yes.
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every time it's a gamble to see whether you can fulfill this with. the riders are ready to go. in the starting box the main glove has to be a perfect fit if it's too tight they could get dragged along by the ball. they have to stay on board for. 8 seconds then the bell rings. little. miss rider is made it. they're not allowed to touch the ball with their free hand and otherwise they'll have points deducted. to a new post the lifesaver has his hands full. been a square yard start. his injured pelvis hasn't quite healed.
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was the last of or is have to prevent the worst we are gets away this time with just a fright. ah. the next writer was also handed one of the fiercest bulls in the draw. it's almost a miracle that none of them are seriously injured although cutting us does look a little worse for where. we are comes in to help his friend out of the arena. gets the 1st stare in muddy guy. next to this friend not just. as. if he wins this religio he'll cash in on
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a $7000.00 euro prize but much more importantly it will qualify him for the world championship in las vegas where the winner earns $1000000.00. and that could be different on those worries. he's already the top earner among his colleagues because he succeeded in qualifying for key u.s. tournaments. fernando says he only managed it because he respects every ball. there are. a great dismount and almost perfect crime. he was a difficult ball he didn't turn the way i like but i have to handle that i think
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the planet brickwork a good thing. because one of the last riders on the 1st day is rafael across. the business who was left motionless. the lifesavers protect the fallen riders as. the party mood is over for nothing. for. a 2nd and some uncertainty. and relief as he signals he's conscious. the 1st day and so. it was a good 1st day for me but i have to do better tomorrow. for nanda was in the lead ahead of the finals maintaining his chance to compete in the world championships.
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is surrounded by vast cornfields news is brazil's bread basket. the countryside otoh frequented by the professional rodeo riders is right in the middle of the cornfields. they travel through the country together $35.00 weekends a year up and down brazil to places like this. simple point. although as such rivals they're more like partners and often friends. that. rodeo brings us together they say. you know. yes in the family this is our 2nd family where with our wives from mondays to wednesdays but at the weekend this is our family we are pals
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we help each other out. for not you. know i remember one time when fernando fell under a pole and i helped to get him out. the bull kicked me then someone else helped me that's what i call sticking together. profit rose or comes in and joins them the rider who fell the earlier years to put up with all kinds of jokes. for men to go boy. them with another nick i have no idea. them to so i was unconscious. deploys one of my eyes and i don't remember anything off tricot box face but sports do you know but i reckon that's just part of what is the most radical sports in the wound. far away from the ranchers in the cities many people think rodeo is crazy. they see the sport not
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as radical but as ruthless towards animals. the university of better order his own she's hosting a conference for animal welfare activists. the lectures are about neurological studies and the question of whether rodeo and kept chasing still have a place in modern brazilian society are they in keeping with the times. who was a. newness insists that these traditions should be banned. thank. you my scare but all the bull suffered broken bones and bruising and grazed skin it's a common occurrence that years and not the fact is their disturbed behavior.
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they are constantly trying to behave in an abnormal just to suit this event that means but i bet most of us will not kill you mummy. among those attending this lecture is politician or a dino union or he's fighting for a ban on rodeo shows and wants to introduce a long way issue in the regional parliament. to fiji. who actually still defends these events as resistance is just the writers themselves and the people who profit and make money from the about it for days otherwise are zillions are increasingly against rodeo shows. the breeders of course see things very differently one of the major ranches for
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rodeo bulls is in the federal state of south. the bulls are just getting accustomed to being enclosed in the starting boxes with the physical confinement and stress that all the stages of the tournament involve. the manager of the farmers responsible for $260.00 rodeo cattle he rejects criticism that rodeo bulls are subjected to greater stress. they're fine with the rodeo all their joints and bones remain on heart. they're happy i'll show you then you can believe me. power always eager to show that the genitals of his bulls have not been harmed he demonstrates how the rope is strapped across the abdomen during the ride and apparently doesn't squeeze in any delicate areas. doing this my whole life
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i take care of the animals. if anyone can prove to me that rodeo hurts the bulls i'd be the 1st to give up my job. or critics just talk but don't have a clue about how our business actually works. without rodeo here these bulls would have been slaughtered long ago. they get a special blend of feed. it's a high protein diet including corn and soy. the animals need a lot of rest too to conserve their energy for the brief but fears rodeo rides.
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the value of a barrel that has performed well in the arena rises quickly. then the breeder gets more bonuses from the rodeo events. founded this farm he's the most successful rodeo bull breeder in brazil he rents out his bulls for competitions depending on the bull he gets the equivalent of about $200.00 euros per animal. but it doesn't bring in enough revenue. money with the radio bonuses because our costs of so high we have to pay for the van. and in particular the bulls nutrient rich field. owns a range of feared. but only best ones bring in profits. at
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the moment he has only one such bull he. is the best in the whole of brazil. a lot of bunk. and has been at a top level for 6 years now. and that's twice as long as. he still is strong as a young bull. the vet comes by regularly to take a sperm sample from the ball. somebody asked to stimulate the ball from behind it's a routine procedure for the sperm bank. the objective is cross breeding the best animals a good young bull can be sold for some 150000 euros. never die just.
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crease our probability of getting a suitable product for the radio event. the aim of all our genetic measures is to cross-breed the best bowl for competitions. the fiercest ball polo ever owned was called bungee do. he died a year ago but over 2000 of his sperm samples are now available for in vitro fertilization. in a laboratory the best samples are selected and used to fertilize suitable egg cells this creates a higher probability of producing successful competition bulls. this is power as real business model. in the past no one knew which specimens had conceived which volvic in our days with in vitro fertilization we know every detail we make
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brothers cousins aunts and also crossbreeds among them we're always looking for a rodeo bull was maximum aggression and which books the best is fit to hold the. good old rodeo has become big business here. it's long become the type of sport where vets are just as important as the carboys and where managers want to extract maximum profits from their animals. and. there were a few daredevils are willing to risk their lives for a good show the. 2 rodeo is still a popular sport in rural brazil it's an event that brings the whole town together. but for apollo a mediocre it's all about keeping his business running. and
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keeping an eye on his balls performance making sure they stay healthy in an event that is becoming increasingly spectacular and increasingly radical. and you got me. in the past rodeo riding on horses was more popular but now it's bull road because it's more danger. yes. the bulls jump really high it before they riot they are very calm want to get it there but then it's a battle between the bull and the rider it's you all me one of us has to lose the war. or to put it on curtis it's not unusual for the ball to gain the upper hand in very quickly. by. the riders are lucky if they get away with just
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a bruising to. the breeding costs are very high so we decided to break the fiercest ones in vitro it reduces our costs by 60 percent. it's worthwhile and it makes for a great show. i'm pretty excited now. to the. rodeo is particularly popular in parts of brazil were agriculture plays a large role. in many regions this is quite a recent development in the 1980 s. large swathes of the amazon rain forest were cut down to make way for farmland.
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the transoceanic a highway connects peru's pacific coast with brazil via the andes and the amazon and runs right through this region. truck traffic is increasing along this highway . as our cotton fields. and just a handful. they stretch as far as the eye can see. see. this is mato grosso home to the country's farming giants it could be described as the larder of brazil and that of the world. these cattle are destined not for rodeo shows but for export to europe and china. i'm that's nephew levy here in the best place in the world to produce food you have 2 full crops a year if you have enough rainfall and it's it's
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a great climate so you don't have strong winters and oldest season is pretty much the same all year round so. hundreds of thousands of cattle chickens and pigs israel girls manages one of the biggest farms in brazil right now it's cotton harvest time and an area the size of a major city. the last few months have been unusually dry but that doesn't affect the genetically modified plants. our saw is getting better year after year because of especially precision ag planting where you do soil sampling in the whole field and then you put the fertilizer on has the soil needs it based on what culture you plant a plan soya and you plan caught them and therefore you use enough fertilizer and chemical. other plants and insects die. the genetically
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modified plants and the controversial weed killer agent life was sitting there supplied by month santo and its parent company buyer. the biggest possible profits are made on all sides. much of it also means the forest but that hasn't existed for around 30 years now. everything possible is extracted from the ground missed by. bio ethanol is being produced for fuel. and this is the man who owns it all you know the mighty you know france so the son of a struggling immigrant from germany who found his eldorado here. the weekend $987.00 i started my own business with just $600.00 in my pocket. that was i started selling cement and other materials. and then. then we
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planted soybeans and produced bio diesel. he isn't. the 1st ones to produce ethanol here it's on all the media. right you know is now ahead of the 3rd biggest agricultural firm in brazil and is very well connected including contacts high up in the government. there's a reason for his wealth but he manned for resources from eastern asia. most of money you know saw a ghost china. i feel there was up our city a lot of it might be. a major chinese investor has just got on board. plan. with the chinese buy from us because we have a lot of space and farming area we are a major producer because our natural conditions are ideal for farming. and we have plenty of watches there with us to so as that. and those workers are cheaper
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most of them were lured here from the poverty stricken northeast of brazil to work in the agricultural heartland with his rodeo tradition they earn their monthly minimum wage the equivalent of 280 euros. for these expensive field stop is where other people have begun fine. ending knew were earning a few dollars with what's left of the rain forest. bloggers seem to be everywhere in brazil's amazon rain forest although most of these operations are illegal they're not exactly conducted in secret.
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the rain pours does visibly shrinking at the same time brazil's agricultural areas are growing unable in the country to serve the worldwide need for food. is on rain forest the world's biggest green long is also suffering in the far west of the country and the federal state of iraq at close to the border with peru and bolivia. this week she does sylvanus from the workers union for years she's been keeping track on now international logging firms fell rain forest timber without permits fucking things the only ones who managed to get timber out of the region are big companies and they're mostly not from our region as far as i know most of the wood is taken abroad you it's a small farmers who lose out when we need to ember we have to buy it somewhere else
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that had nothing. to. do as we journey has lived with and from the rain forest for as long as you can remember. she works as a rubber tapper she used to work on a plantation but today she works in a dedicated area of the amazon rain forest. using a special tool these slips 20 centimeter long grooves into the tree trunks. then they collect the sticky white latex out then their cops drop by drop. well last bailey i was born here and grew up as a rubber tapper just like my 7 siblings bill does not demand has fallen though and today we only supply one condom factory that. the
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rubber tappers need an intact rain forest it's the very bases of their work it for years they've been fighting against the ruthless exploitation of the forests and against the large scale farmers looking for even more grazing land. bucolic calm of the brazilian far west is deceptive there's a brutal battle being fought here. anyone who interferes with the interests of the landowners can end up paying for it with their lives such as the assassinated chico mendez the legendary leader of the brazilian rubber tappers studios which are and are fellow campaigners are certain that the danger is just as big today for those who dared to challenge the powerful landowners. who does this people are afraid to
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join our union. because a lot of previous members have been murdered. mohammed said scares people who does business there but i'm not afraid they will be although i have already been threatened to do a man told me i talk too much just like the murder of chico mendez but i mean it just was this father jim was good that we should mention just before we became. not everyone. has the energy to keep up this fight poverty levels are very high as well as dependence on state welfare programs. the same goes for the family of soon a disorder. the bolsa familia program allows me to go shopping every month and it comes as electricity and war to say nothing would be possible without this support . so they always has to calculate how fuel get through the month. since her husband left
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she's lived in this tiny space with her 3 children this is also reality in rodeo crazy brazil. at the same time the pace of deforestation is growing by the year 3 d. which shows us one of the giant amazon forest trees this fate has already been decided by the timber industry. here is another example and it's already been marked it'll be chopped down soon. this means fewer jobs for the rubber tappers and a smaller and smaller long for the world. we're back in modern guy a world away from the land conflict outside the city. the
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agricultural show is mushroom into a fully fledged festival with over 1200 exhibitors. a mediocre is usually in attendance when his bulls are participating in the rodeo even if now he makes most of his money not from rodeo but from selling his best breed. being in amounts. i. think. it's time for the grand finale the last round of the contest and. the rodeo riders are celebrated like olympians as the games are about to begin. the in the lead is among those on the podium. most of the rodeo riders are deeply religious. many of them have worked their way
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up from humble backgrounds i have riders like under dion or more times a rodeo superstar 3 times world champion and although not retired he's still the darling of the audience in brazil. and then. the thought i had to ride in a nice space odyssey that. is fighting for the final i have a single winner. on the ground who gives his backing to young talent like found not go. oh he's too much several minutes left and i'm guessing yes he's going to be at the low finals this deal let's have a test for the old 7 i believe so i this is very good it's a devoted athletic and his but this is a which. but for now no needs or good 1st run.
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i have. a clean dismount with no points deducted. the and i know the snake i drew a good ball i made the most of my opportunity to get it but we still have the final round i. think comes on you a blink from mondo's biggest threat by the local hero from mugging guy was a perfect ride on a raging bull was.
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other favorites don't fare as well. on the animal dies former world champion is also brazil's top rodeo functionary he wants to make the sport better know the way you promote the right there is itself that links itself with don't promote them that which of their cowboys it was we promoted them 6 trained and thinks that the lightest or cowboy in the stands. now comes where you are antonio's last chance at winning the tournaments. his rope is covered in resin. in the middle of the ride he loses control was he didn't stop the. he gets kicked hard by the bull. and despite getting back on his feet he collapses
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a few seconds later. the reno holds its breath. and to be on i was worried. i. riad has to go to the hospital he's seriously injured. but up call for fun and oh. he still has to do his final ride. in a stadium announcer says the show must go on. the
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railing and loses a fight. but it's the local favorites turn. i. was desperate for us i. i i am. i the winners purse this tool box set and a prize money of 7000 euros. but now for an under one the other riders find out that their friend has died while still on the way to the hospital.
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not the 1st and surely not the last man to lose his life in this radical sport. for the entertainment others. we are to antonio's death has shocked opponents of the rodeo 2. if you stay here that's the risk they take you can get injured or it can even end with someone dying in public at an event that is meant to bring joy it turned into a tragedy already commutes but i usually set up a sit where you get enough that that's if it is from a much better shape than the said you know society a lot of people are unaware all that's involved behind the scene is that. the
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events are dressed up as amazing spectacles. but the suffering behind the goal is affecting more and more people who are against areas of space to assist those. that are this if we want there to be there's no dignity in this the riders think they can become big champions and the manages seller does if it were a normal sport as if it was some coral swimming while the sports chief when they finished basic such a ball not the same. shortly afterwards along with his wife and daughter hundreds of fellow riders more we are on time.
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for an under who has decided to take a break from rodeo riding. working with his extended family on his parents' ranch he tries to process his friends down. it's a feeling that threatens him too if he continues. again cause of. the tournament i came here to my parents' place i should or should get a says lot of them way and then when it was 6 o'clock in the morning. my mother was crying. but i have. no i don't have the social she asked me to finally give up rodeo. but i can still say fuzzy you already has got me where i am today she go and shit will pop up does she.
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a radical sport in the wild west of brazil. most of the ventures reporter. of europe's most arab region. that's a bama doesn't comes from spain the czechs just has the cowboy john symond. the romance. spoke w.
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s o s europe the european night scene crisis. if it's to have a future people meet champions young champions. for activists for countries. they are fighting for the dream church. do they stand a chance. can they save the european idea. my god i need to stand up for european values and contribute to something important coming up see if. the future of europe starts september 2nd on d w.
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