Indigenous villages in Mexico feel threatened by drug cartels, drought

Posted on August 16, 2012 • Filed under: Agriculture, Crime, Drug Activity, Enviromental Issues, Mexico, Organized Crime

The United Nations has reported that indigenous populations in Mexico are becoming more and more threatened by severe drought and narco-trafficking activity. Drug cartels in indigenous regions are reported to exploit these populations and implicate them in their illegal activities. According to Mi Morelia, the upsurge in drug trafficking also hurts indigenous livelihoods. The indigenous populations are also suffering the worst drought in 70 years, severely devastating agricultural production. Read Article

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