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North Mexico wilts under worst drought on record

December 4, 2011 • Business


A cow tries to eat from a dried out cactus on a field near the city of Torreon, Mexico, Thursday Dec. 1, 2011. Mexico is seeing the worst drought since 1941, when the country began recording rainfall. Drought will continue to plague northern Mexico during the winter months, and the situation will likely worsen, authorities said. (AP Photo/Alberto Puente)

DURANGO, Mexico (AP) — The sun-baked northern states of Mexico are suffering under the worst drought since the government began recording rainfall 70 years ago. Crops of corn, beans and oats are withering in the fields. About 1.7 million cattle Login to read more

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