406 – From Vaquejada to Jangada: Into Rural Ceará, Brazil

A small state in Brazil’s dry northeast, Ceará is home to a variety of traditions not found in the rest of the vast country. The inland bush, called the sertão, is home to cowboys and an odd rodeo, while the coast supports fishermen whose wooden boats are little changed over the last several centuries. Ceará is home to Brazil’s most important religious shrine, its last lace-weavers, and a startling array of tropical fruit.

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