• Short Summary

    A supply of food intended for the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico has been stopped at the Mexican-US border for more than two weeks because Mexican authorities say Mexico does not need help in aiding the poverty-stricken Indians.

  • Description

    A supply of food intended for the Tarahumara Indians in Mexico has been stopped at the Mexican-US border for more than two weeks because Mexican authorities say Mexico does not need help in aiding the poverty-stricken Indians.

    The Tarahumara Indians in Northern Mexico have been reported by foreign newsmen to be suffering from severe malnutrition after a year of bad crops. Some of the Indians are reported to have starved to death.

    The people of Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, collected food to help the Indians and sent it by train to El Paso, Texas, the border town between the United States and Mexico. There, Mexican authorities refused to allow the train to enter the country. The authorities said Mexico was fully able to help the Indians. However, later reports indicated that Mexico may eventually allow the train to enter the country, but no date has been suggested.

    Meanwhile, students from a Catholic high school in El Paso have unloaded the ten box-cars of food to put it in storage until the question is resolved.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4X5SUZUT81W0OG7PV7N69O01Q
    Media URN:
    VLVA4X5SUZUT81W0OG7PV7N69O01Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    13/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:14:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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