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The Aztecs Built Mexico City On A Lake, And It's Making Life Complicated Today06:02
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Pedro Moctezuma, from Water for All, at a lake first settled by the Aztecs. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)
Pedro Moctezuma, from Water for All, at a lake first settled by the Aztecs. (Peter O'Dowd/Here & Now)
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Mexico City is chronically short of water — an irony considering the Aztecs built the original city on a lake. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson learns more about the region's acute water problems with Pedro Moctezuma of Agua Para Todos.

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An aerial view taken with a drone of "trajineras," traditional flat-bottomed river boats, at Xochimilco natural reserve in Mexico City on April 1, 2016. (Mario Vazquez/AFP/Getty Images)
An aerial view taken with a drone of "trajineras," traditional flat-bottomed river boats, at Xochimilco natural reserve in Mexico City on April 1, 2016. (Mario Vazquez/AFP/Getty Images)
An aerial view taken with a drone of "trajineras," traditional flat-bottomed river boats, at Xochimilco natural reserve in Mexico City on April 1, 2016. (Mario Vazquez/AFP/Getty Images)
An aerial view taken with a drone of "trajineras," traditional flat-bottomed river boats, at Xochimilco natural reserve in Mexico City on April 1, 2016. (Mario Vazquez/AFP/Getty Images)
A rower and tourists are seen on board of a moored "trajinera," a traditional flat-bottomed river boat, at Xochimilco natural reserve in Mexico City on April 1, 2016. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)
A rower and tourists are seen on board of a moored "trajinera," a traditional flat-bottomed river boat, at Xochimilco natural reserve in Mexico City on April 1, 2016. (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images)

This segment aired on April 27, 2017.

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