Farm workers weigh jalapeño peppers after a day of work in San Francisco de Conchos, Chihuahua in August 2023. Many farm workers in the Delicias region are Rarámuri from the Sierra Tarahumara. This story, reported with a grant from The Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder, is published in partnership with the El Paso Times .

DELICIAS, Mexico—By late August, the usual monsoon rains had scarcely materialized in this region of Chihuahua, one of the driest states in Mexico. The reservoir at La Boquilla dam was dipping lower and lower, deepening farmers’ anxiety about how they would […]

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