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WATER SHORTAGE
Murder, drought and peyote: the deadly struggle for Mexico's water
The lack of rain is not the only factor driving water scarcity in this desert region. First mining and now agribusiness threaten the desert's springs, affect the weather and jeopardise residents' right to water.

MINING
Global Allies Call for Charges to be Dropped Against 'Santa Marta 5' Salvadoran Water Defenders
It's been one year since five water defenders were arrested in El Salvador and communities in Canada, the United States and El Salvador are taking action to urge the Attorney General to drop the charges.

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Mining company registered in US entangled in off-limits El Salvador

WATER & CONFLICT
Violence over Water Increases Globally - Pacific Institute Water Conflict Chronology

A large number of new cases result from the Russia-Ukraine War, growing tensions in the Middle East, and ongoing conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa

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SEWAGE

14.5 billion gallons of raw sewage from Mexico entered US during storm
The storm that hit the San Diego-Tijuana region on Monday [Jan. 22] sent more than 14.5 billion gallons of untreated raw sewage into California from Mexico, according to figures released by the International Boundary and Water Commission (IJC).
On Tuesday, as the storm moved out of the area, the amount of sewage entering the U.S. dropped to 845 million gallons.
The agency said it has not seen this type of pollution in the area in 30 years. Most of the effluent flows through the Tijuana River Valley along the river, which originates in Mexico, but a lot of the untreated sewage also enters the U.S. via canyons and ravines that feed the river north of the border.




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