Colonias: Major Environmental Health Problems Linked to Poverty

Some half a million people live in Texas' colonias, impoverished communities often without flush toilets, clean drinking water, or electricity. Such commmunities exist in other border states, and their residents suffer disproportionately from a spectrum of serious diseases that arise from this environment.

Emily Ramshaw reports for the Texas Tribune July 9, 2011.


"Red Tape, Catch-22s Impede Progress in Texas' Colonias" (Texas Tribune)

Source: Texas Tribune, 07/11/2011