Northern states of Mexico wilt under dry weather

Outlet: Denver Post

December 3, 2011

The sun-baked northern states of Mexico are suffering under the worst drought since the government began recording rainfall 70 years ago. Crops of corn, beans and oats are withering in the fields. About 1.7 million cattle have died of starvation and thirst. Hardest-hit are five states in Mexico’s north, a region that is being parched by the same drought that has dried out the southwestern United States. The government is trucking water to 1,500 villages scattered across the nation’s northern expanse and sending food to poor farmers who have lost all their crops…

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