Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Mexico: Mazahuas Choose Jail over Going Without Water

Although they live near a gigantic water distribution system, the indigenous Mazahuas lack access to water and live in deep poverty. Since Dec. 11, when they shut off the valves of one of the system's plants in protest, Mazahua women have kept up the vigil -- and warn that it could turn radical.
Read the Inter Press Service interview with one of the protesters. Some background on Mexico City's water problems here and here.

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