Mexico declares drought in northern state of Nuevo Leon matter of ‘national security’

MONTERREY, Mexico — Mexico declared the water shortage in the northern state of Nuevo Leon a matter of « national security » on Friday as the region, home to Mexico’s industrial capital, has been crippled by a worsening drought in recent months.

In a declaration issued Friday afternoon, the federal government said available water should be prioritized for public use, and said existing federal water concessions to private companies could be modified or reduced.

« We’re going to be able to guarantee water (in the state of Nuevo Leon) eight to 10 more years, » President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said earlier on Friday during his regular news conference.

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