Divining Destiny in the Tehuacán Valley
The Tehuacán Valley captures the tragedy and triumph of Mexico’s worst freshwater crisis in decades.
Forces of man and nature have turned this valley’s freshwater supply, once renowned throughout Mexico, into an ancient memory. Industrial and agricultural pollution have rendered many waterways dangerous, and some deadly. Rainfall is scarce, leaving soils parched and aquifers dangerously empty.
Four years ago Circle of Blue assigned Newsweek’s Latin America bureau
chief Joe Contreras and World-Press winning Photojournalist Brent
Stirton of Getty Images to tell Tehuacán’s story. Now we turn our
attention back to the region to find out what’s happened since —
particularly after the worst drought in 68 years struck Mexico last
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