"Mountain Waters Run Dry for Mexico's Wixaritari People"

"GUADALAJARA, Mexico -- For over 500 years, the Wixaritari Indians of Mexico have suffered from poverty, malnutrition and racism -- today, they are also victims of global climate change."

"For this ancient indigenous people living in the Sierra Madre Occidental mountain range of northwestern Mexico, droughts are growing more severe and more frequent, until now many communities have little or no water supply.

Climate change is affecting the Sierra Madre Occidental, with bigger droughts each year. The current drought has lasted for two years, making life much more difficult and increasing poverty in Wixaritari communities."

Juan Pablo García Medina reports for Environment News Service May 9, 2012.

Source: ENS, 05/11/2012