NPR: Tarahumara Tribe faces a food crisis in remote Mexico
Posted: Thursday, January 19, 2012
"This week, reports have started to filter out of the remote northern mountains of Mexico that the Tarahumara indians are facing hunger. The indians were immortalized by the book Born To Run, in which writer Christopher McDougall paints a portrait of a proud tribe that thrives on long distance running — a tribe that with little in their stomachs and even less on their feet, puts to shame even the best American ultra-marathoners.
But according to MSNBC, the Tarahumaras are suffering because of a long drought and record cold. There were even reports that some of the indians had committed suicide out of desperation, but those reports were unfounded."
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