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Water dispute erupts at the Mexico-US border

by Ulrike Stein, Oct 22
1 minute read

Farmers and workers in northern Mexico have ambushed National Guard soldiers and seized a dam to stop water payments to the US. With ever-decreasing rainfall and rising temperatures, the exchange of water from the Colorado and Rio Grande rivers between Mexico and the US has become a highly-contentious issue of national security.

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So what?

The standoff illustrates how far people are willing to go to defend livelihoods in an increasingly climate-changed and resource-scarce world. As weather patterns become ever-more extreme, might we see this kind of conflict become more common?



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