Water a precious resource in Mexico

In Tehuixtitla, a mountainous area south of Mexico City, there is no running water. Salinas is used to this drudgery.

“If you do not go to the water, the water is not going to come to you,” she said, taking a break to wipe sweat from her forehead.

Today in Mexico, Latin America’s second largest economy, 10.5 million people — 9.1 percent of its 118 million people — have no direct access to drinking water, according to government figures. Continue reading