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Mexican farmers take over dams to stop water payments to US

Mexican farmers take over dams to stop water payments to US

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  1. The water wars have begun. I live in a rain forest, so I’m going to start selling rain water by the barrel.

  2. This is the best tl;dr I could make, [original](https://news.yahoo.com/mexican-farmers-over-dams-stop-162037656.html) reduced by 78%. (I’m a bot)
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    > MEXICO CITY – A dispute over water payments to the United States widened in Mexico Wednesday, after President Andrés Manuel Lopez Obrador said Mexico has to pay its debts but angry farmers pushed back National Guard troops guarding a dam.

    > The government of the border state of Chihuahua said Mexico should give the water to local farmers and hope that heavy summer rains will fill dams enough to repay the United States.

    > Mexico's federal government dispatched National Guard officers to protect the La Boquilla dam Tuesday, but hundreds of farmers pushed and shoved them back hundreds of yards in a failed bid to take over the dam's control room.

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  3. Begun, the water wars have.

  4. TIL; acre-feet is a thing

  5. > “We do not want an international conflict,” the president said. “Treaties have to be lived up to. If we have signed a treaty, we have to comply with it.”

    Tell that to Trump.

  6. ,,,,,,and donnie thinks they’re going to pay for a wall.

  7. Hi,

    According to the water treaty that Mexico has with the United States, Mexico has to pay a portion of water to the United States,

    Mexico is divided into states such as the United States of America and all the northeastern states of Mexico divide the amount of water that must be paid but the government wants only the state of Chihuahua to empty its dams so that the debt is paid.

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    Chihuahuan farmers are not against paying, they are against the fact that only they should give up their water when those from more states want to contribute anything.

  8. You don’t want to go against the US with trump in charge.He will do something stupid and not hold back. He is the kind of person to say fine we will make sure we take all the water before it gets to mexico.

  9. Farmer/ Forced Cartel Workers, either or

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