Brazil canals to bring relief to drought-hit regions

Brazil is hoping that a $3bn water project will quench the thirst of regions hit by drought. Two canals are diverting water from South America's fourth-longest river to reservoirs and lakes in the northeast.

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    Brazil is hoping that a $3bn water project will quench the thirst of regions hit by drought.

    Two canals are diverting water from South America's fourth-longest river to reservoirs and lakes in the northeast. The project has been 10 years in the making.

    Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Monteiro in Paraiba state.


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