Update 2020-09-09: According to further reports, at least two people were killed during the protests at the La Boquilla Dam. The protesters threw stones and at least one Molotov cocktail. Late Tuesday evening (08 September, local time), security forces had arrested several demonstrators. The arrests led to a shoot-out in which at least two people were killed. There are also reported to have been clashes between demonstrators and security forces in surrounding villages.
2020-09-09: Violent clashes between protesting farmers and security forces occurred on Wednesday (09 September) in the state of Chihuahua, close to the border with the United States. The demonstration was directed against an agreement between Mexico and the United States regulating the joint use of the Colorado River and Rio Bravo. Mexican farmers fear that a drought will cause bottlenecks in the water supply and therefore want to reduce the amount of water left to the United States. The security forces used tear gas, but had to withdraw later, while the demonstrators gained control of two reservoirs.
Heightened security measures are to be expected, local traffic disruptions are possible. Violent incidents cannot be ruled out. Travellers should avoid demonstrations and follow instructions by authorities.