The drought has drained the reservoirs that provide most of the water for the five million residents who live around Monterrey, the financial capital of northern Mexico. The crisis sparked widespread unrest. Anger is mounting at government officials who have allowed area factories to continue drawing water from a strained aquifer through private wells, while some residents have been without water for days.
Today, we take a look at the city and the unfolding crisis that experts say is a stark warning to the rest of Mexico and the American West. Read the full text.
Host: Gustavo Arellano
Guests: Los Angeles Times reporter Kate Linthicum
The taps are drained in Monterrey, Mexico, where there is water for factories but not for residents
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