03 Dec '11, 3pm

Will drought in Mexico spur surge in emigration to the US?

Will drought in Mexico spur surge in emigration to the US?

The worst drought in seventy years has left nearly 2.5 million people in Northern Mexico without a secure food or water supply , resulted in significant crop yield reductions, and caused the death of nearly half a million cattle. The Mexican government has reduced crop yield projections twice this year. The most recent predicts a loss of 3 million tons, from 23 million to 20 million. Typical output is 28 million tons per year. Reservoirs, some of which are only 30-40% full, are drying up, leaving little or no water for irrigation or drinking. The government is trucking water to affected towns for drinking purposes only. Farmers are out of luck. Many have little or no water, and so have switched focus from growing crops to filing insurance claims to cover losses. Residents, many of whom depend on local agriculture for food, are in danger of starving. And it appears that thi...

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