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Women of Mexico's Indigenous Yaqui Community Speak on Growing Water Crisis

Jittoa Productions
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September 7, 2016

The Yaqui peoples have been defending their territory against Spaniards and Mexican invaders for over 500 years. Their home on the Yaqui river has been invaded.

The state of Sonora in Mexico has has spent exorbitant money to build an aqueduct system to transfer 75 million cubic meters of water to the nearby city of Hermosillo. Hermosillo is a city of leaking pipes losing gallons and gallons each day. Instead of using the money to strengthen the infrastructure they have taken the water, the livelihood, the community for the Yaqui people.

Without fixing the leaks of the city more and more water continues to be wasted.

Here two of the women from the community talk about the lack of water and the quality of what is accessible.

Related: Without Indigenous People, Conservation Is a Halfway Measure (Inter Press Service)

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