Water Justice News: Mexico


March 20, 2014 – 8:26am Octavio Rosas Landa is a professor of political economy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico who also plays an important organizing role with both the Asamblea Nacional de Affectados Ambientales (the Assembly of Envir…


Rubén Herrera is a member of Consejo de los Pueblos del Occidente (CPO, or Western Peoples’ Council) in Guatemala. He has been active in raising awareness about unpopular mining and dam projects, including the controversial Cambalam hydroelectric dam.
On March 15, he was apprehended and charged with kidnapping, terrorism and other offences.
On May 22, Mexico City-based […]


Toronto Star investigative reporter Julian Sher reports, “Secret diplomatic emails and briefings suggest the Canadian embassy in Mexico provided ‘active and unquestioning support’ to a Canadian mining company before, during and after it became embroiled in controversy over the murder of a prominent local activist in Chiapas and corruption allegations, according to a report issued […]


On the first anniversary of Bernardo Vasquez’s assassination: the struggle in San José del Progreso, Oaxaca goes on.
Today is the first anniversary of Bernardo Vasquez’s assassination. Bernardo was a community leader in San José del Progreso, Oaxaca, against a Fortuna Silver mine.
Today, a group of 200 people protested peacefully in front of the mine to […]


This Sunday marks the third anniversary of the filing of a request for the RCMP to investigate Blackfire Exploration Ltd. in Calgary, an investigation that is reportedly still ongoing.
In November 2009, anti-mining activist Mariano Abarca Roblero was killed in Chiapas in southern Mexico. He had blamed Calgary-based Blackfire Exploration Ltd. for contaminated local rivers, the […]

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