‘We’ve been abandoned’: a decade later, Deepwater Horizon still haunts Mexico

The Guardian discusses the Deepwater Horizon ecological disaster. ‘We’ve been abandoned’: a decade later, Deepwater Horizon still haunts Mexico. BP denied the oil reached Mexico, but fisherman and scientists knew it wasn’t true. Ten years on, Mexican communities haven’t received a cent in compensation.

Erica Ríos Martínez grew-up in a riverside community filled with food and fiestas thanks to a booming fishing industry which supported tens of thousands of families across the Gulf of Mexico.

After high school, Ríos Martínez moved to a nearby town for college which she financed by selling blue crabs, shrimp and tilapia fished by her father in the Tamiahua lagoon – an elongated coastal inlet famed for its abundant shellfish.

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