Life Dries up During Northern Mexico’s Drought, Worst in 70 Years

A cow’s remains lie on the ground in San Isidro de Cienega in the state of Nuevo Leon on Nov. 28. Mexico is weathering its worst drought in seven decades. It is affecting almost 70 percent of the country, has devastated farm life, and is expected to continue into next year. (Reuters)

Tarahumara Indians stand in line to receive government donations of food in Guachochi on Nov. 30. Tarahumara Indians are suffering severe shortages of food and water. According to local media outlets, crops are being destroyed as Mexico suffers its worst drought in seven decades. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

A Tarahumara Indigenous family sits together in Guachochi on Nov. 30. Tarahumara Indians are suffering severe shortages of food and water. According to local media outlets, crops are being destroyed as Mexico suffers its worst drought in seven decades. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

A Tarahumara Indian stands with her children in Guachochi on Nov. 30, 2011. Tarahumara Indians are suffering severe shortages of food and water. According to local media outlets, crops are being destroyed as Mexico suffers its worst drought in seven decades. (REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez)

A view of the drought-affected rural settlement of El Refugio de los Ibarra in the municipality of Galeana in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon is captured on Nov. 30. Mexico is weathering its worst drought in seven decades. It is affecting almost 70 percent of the country, has devastated farm life, and is expected to continue into next year. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo)

A view of the drought-affected rural settlement of El Refugio de los Ibarra in the municipality of Galeana in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon is captured on Nov. 30. Mexico is weathering its worst drought in seven decades. It is affecting almost 70 percent of the country, has devastated farm life, and is expected to continue into next year. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo)

Cracks are seen in dry earth in San Isidro de Cienega in the state of Nuevo Leon on Nov. 28. Mexico is weathering its worst drought in seven decades. It is affecting almost 70 percent of the country, has devastated farm life, and is expected to continue into next year. (Reuters)

A drought-affected wheat field is seen in San Isidro de Cienega in the state of Nuevo Leon on Nov. 28. Mexico is weathering its worst drought in seven decades. The drought is affecting almost 70 percent of the country, has devastated farm life, and is expected to continue into next year. (Reuters)

Cracks are seen in dry earth in San Isidro de Cienega in the state of Nuevo Leon on Nov. 28. Mexico is weathering its worst drought in seven decades. The drought is affecting almost 70 percent of the country, has devastated farm life, and is expected to continue into next year. (Reuters)

The sun sets over a dry patch of land in Parras de La Fuente in the state of Coahuila on Nov. 24. The lack of rain has affected almost 70 percent of the country, but northern states such as Coahuila, San Luis Potosi, Sonora, Tamaulipas, and Zacatecas have suffered the most acute water shortages. (Reuters)

A man turns on the tap of an empty water tank at the rural settlement of San Jose de los Gonzalez, in the municipality of Galeana, in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon on Nov. 30. Mexico is weathering its worst drought in seven decades. The drought is affecting almost 70 percent of the country, has devastated farm life, and is expected to continue into next year. (REUTERS/Tomas Bravo)

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