Water You May Not Drink

Personal memory by María Emilia Kohli

2022 CECorrientes, Argentina

Wildfires took almost 1.000.000 Ha from Corrientes (ARG) early this Year. First, there was a drought, then wildfires, and now, barely a couple of months later, a flood. In the picture one can see a Carpincho drinking from the same puddle where some Yacares (river creatures) found their end after being embraced by the fire. Volunteers from all the country came to aid, when the government failed to appear. It took months of breathing ash and finding roasted corpses all over the north, for the rain to bring some final consolation. But the tide has changed again. How long until we are the ones displaced by fire, or water, or greed?