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August 28, 1989 | From Reuters
The worst drought since 1976 is wiping out crops and pastures in southern and western France, but wine producers say the scorching summer is the best news that they have had in years. While angry farmers are turning violent to squeeze more compensation out of the government, the vineyards are predicting a vintage year. Helped by the longest dry spell in 13 years, growers in the Muscadet area of western France began picking their grapes Friday, three weeks earlier than usual.
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August 28, 1989 | From Reuters
The worst drought since 1976 is wiping out crops and pastures in southern and western France, but wine producers say the scorching summer is the best news that they have had in years. While angry farmers are turning violent to squeeze more compensation out of the government, the vineyards are predicting a vintage year. Helped by the longest dry spell in 13 years, growers in the Muscadet area of western France began picking their grapes Friday, three weeks earlier than usual.
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September 29, 1992 | JOHN POLLACK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In this isolated hamlet where stooped women still plow rocky plots with yoked oxen, the day that the shepherds return triumphant each year from distant summer pastures may soon pass into village history. Smelling as earthy as their language, seven weary shepherds have just spent two months in the mountains, herding about 6,000 sheep and a score of goats along a winding, nationwide network of trails that a Spanish king granted their forebears some seven centuries ago.
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July 7, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recalling the magic of this city in 1962, Argentine author Tomas Eloy Martinez wrote recently about an evening when he found himself on a balcony in illustrious company: novelists Carlos Fuentes of Mexico, Augusto Roa Bastos of Paraguay and Ernesto Sabato of Argentina.
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July 4, 1996 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Recalling the magic of this city in 1962, Argentine author Tomas Eloy Martinez wrote recently about an evening when he found himself on a balcony in illustrious company: novelists Carlos Fuentes of Mexico, Augusto Roa Bastos of Paraguay and Ernesto Sabato of Argentina.
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