In this Sept.18, 2015, “Gauchos” Carlos Eduardo Brum, 59, left, Pedro Melchiades, 23, center, Luiz Guilherme de Oliveira, 15, 2nd right, and Antonio Carlos Pereira, 45, drink mate at Santa Izabel ranch, Alegrete municipality, Rio Grande do Sul state, Brazil. Antonio Carlos Pereira, has been a cowboy nearly all his life. As he prepares his mate, the herbal tea seemingly everyone in the south continually sips on, Pereira says that being part of the horse parades of Semana Farroupilha is a great reason to never leave his work in the Brazilian grasslands. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

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