Mexico: Yearly Floods the New Reality for Rural Women

Inter Press Service: Year after year, women in rural areas of the southeastern Mexican state of Tabasco have to get ready for floods that threaten their homes, crops and livestock. "We have adapted. Now we build our houses on stilts," Celia Hernández, who works for an indigenous tourism project in Centla, 857 km south of Mexico City, told IPS. "Every year in June," she said, "the women start putting things away and preparing the older people and children," in case there is flooding and everyone has to evacuate......

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