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Farmers hold out at seized Mexican dam as tensions build

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Farmers hold out at seized Mexican dam as tensions buildHundreds of farmers continued to hold a remote dam in northern Mexico on Friday as time was running out for the country to catch up on payments and avoid breaching a 1944 water treaty with the United States. Mexico’s National Water Commission warned that farmers who took over a dam in the border state of Chihuahua earlier this week damaged the facility’s controls, with just about six weeks to go before an Oct. 24 deadline for handing over a massive amount of water that Mexico owes the United States. Asked if Mexico could still meet the deadline with one of its main dams seized by protesters who are blocking any further releases, Blanca Jimenez, the head of the National Water Commission, said that “the situation looks very complicated.”

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