‘We need rain’: Mexican farmers ravaged by northern drought

08/12/2022

Source: Reuters

Hicterio Torres Franco’s animals are dying: deprived of water in one of the worst droughts Mexico has seen for 30 years. In the distance lies one of his donkeys, its carcass eyed by vultures. Some 19 cows have perished too.

“It’s been a big loss,” laments Torres, whose farm sits alongside the El Granero dam in the northern state of Chihuahua. Just 10% of Mexico’s dams are now full, with many seeing levels drop below half or lower, according to official data.

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