Mexican government uses military against farmers protesting water exports. Supplies to the U.S. are governed by contract.
Dry land: A farmer in northern Mexico checks the irrigation system in his field Photo: Roberto Rosales/imago
Destroyed vehicles, rubber bullets, tear gas – a dispute over water use in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua escalated further over the weekend. Videos circulating on social media show national guardsmen massively attacking a group of about a hundred farmers who were trying to get to a dam cordoned off by security forces.