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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President of Brazil, Michel Temer, announced on Tuesday in the Northeastern city of Maceio, that the federal government would disburse over R$755 million to fifteen Brazilian states to help residents cope with the chronic drought.

"We have many projects for the Northeast, but the most distressing and instantaneous is the water problem. We have to take action. We are now focused on that reality,” said President Temer during a ceremony in the state of Alagoas to announce investments in the region.

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