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Mexico capital’s water crisis over crumbling infrastructure

The global water crisis is being keenly felt in one of the world’s largest capitals.

Mexico City is home to 22 million people; their homes are built over what was a vast lake drained by Spanish settlers.

Shortages are getting worse, mainly due to the fact that the city is sinking, putting more strain on its crumbling water system.

 

Al Jazeera’s John Holman reports from Mexico City.