Drought and hunger are worsening across Mexico, especially in the arid north of the country. The incoming head of the Infrastructure Committee of the National Conference of Governors, Jorge Herrera of Durango, one of the most affected states in country, told a July 27 press conference:
"We have to bring water from [the southern states of] Chiapas and Tabasco, where, unfortunately, a large number of cubic meters of water are wasted because of its abundance, to the states of the center-north... If these droughts are recurrent, we have to think of a solution that goes to the root of the problem... These are long-term projects, but it will be a challenge facing the new federal government and the new Chamber of Deputies, to carry out studies and make investments." Gov. Herrera added that this infrastructure project would be a "bridge" to unite Mexico's regions, and bring greater economic growth, employment, and welfare to families.
Although Herrera didn't say it, what he is proposing is the long-standing PLHIGON project, the sister-plan of the PLHINO, both of which have been championed by the LaRouche movement in Mexico for at least three decades. (See http://www.larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2007/ eirv34n47-48-20071207/64-73_747-48.pdf )