Halfway into a five-year cycle where Mexico must deliver a deluge of water to the United States, the country is already falling far behind in meeting its obligations.
Two Rio Grande Valley women traveled across the Rio Grande into Mexico in late February but when they suddenly stopped sending updates to their family back home, they filed a missing persons report. Unlike the quick response seen in the case of the four people who went missing last week in Matamoros, their case remains unsolved and their family lives on fragile hope.
City officials in Reynosa cleared out a migrant encampment sheltering hundreds of migrant families and attempted to relocate them early Tuesday morning. Yet, hundreds more arrived over the last couple days, complicating the math and introducing chaos into the fragile process.