People to Power: From the Cumbre de los Pueblos to the G20
Travel about three hours north of Los Cabos, the luxury Mexican seaside resort community where President Barack Obama and leaders from 19 other G20 countries are gathering, and you come to another coastal town -- La Paz, a state capital that's home to some 200,000 people.
I've taken the bus here to join the Cumbre de los Pueblos, a People's Summit of civil society and grassroots activists.
The terrain between the two towns is brown, dotted by large cacti and leafless brush. The bus driver tells me it shouldn't be this way, but the rains have barely come the past two years. In fact, Mexico is withering under its worst drought in more than 70 years.
This article was written by GCAP Global Council member MIchael Switow and was originally published in Huffington Post Impact Blog.