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San Marcos Tlacoyalco, Mexico – Francisca Rosas Valencia dabs away tears while praying for her son, Florentine, who left home to work in Los Angeles because of drought and declining aquifer levels. ÒI fear that in the future my children and grandchildren and the families of my neighbors will be forced to leave,” she says. A chronic scarcity of water, reports Circle of Blue journalists, lies at the root of the tough economic times facing many Mexican communities, and is a cause of immigration to the U.S.