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3 Nov 2020 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Mexico and the United States reached a deal 22 October to resolve Mexico’s water delivery shortfall in and around border areas under the 1944 Water Treaty with the US.The agreement was signed only 48 hours before the deadline issued in July by the head of the United States section of the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC)...
15 Sep 2020 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
Two protesting farmers at the Boquilla Dam in Chihuahua, Mexico were killed by military police 9 September following altercations including stone-throwing, Molotov cocktails and occupation the dam’s control centre.The farmers’ protest has arisen as a result of plans to divert more water from the drought-affected region to the United States to fulfill “water debt” obligations accruing under a 1944 water-sharing treaty...
10 Feb 2020 MEXICO CITY, Mexico
In a second incident within one week Mexican activists in the country's northern border region broke through defences and seized control of La Boquilla dam, Chihuahua Province 4 February in an attempt to stop water diversions to the United States that are required as "payment" under a 1944 bilateral water treaty between the countries...