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Chile suffers the worst drought in 60 years

Chile’s populated capital Santiago, as well as the Valparaiso region, could be left without drinking water by 2030.

Central Chile is suffering the worst drought in 60 years. That includes the capital Santiago, home to nearly half the country’s population of 18 million.

Experts predict climate change, over-exploitation by agriculture and other factors means the shortage of water will be permanent.

Al Jazeera’s Lucia Newman reports from Aculeo in Chile.