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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Officials in Chile say the capital city and its outskirts are suffering from the worst drought in many years. The government has declared an agricultural emergency in many areas to try to fast-track a series of relief measures for farmers, including provision of drinking water and medicine for animals.

The Santiago Metropolitan region, Coquimbo, Valparaíso and O'Higgins are among the worst-hit areas.

According to information published by the General Directorate of Water of the Ministry of Public Works of Chile, as of November 2020, 16 water shortage decrees are in force in . . .

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