Water Justice News: Mexico


The Blue Planet Project/ Proyecto Planeta Azul has joined with other groups to sign a letter of opposition to the proposed Esperanza open pit gold-silver mine, which is located in the state of Morelos in south-central Mexico, about 110 kilometres south of Mexico City.
The statement notes (in Spanish), “Water, both surface and groundwater would be […]


The Globe and Mail reports that Vancouver-based First Majestic Silver was unsuccessful in its bid to acquire Vancouver-based Orko Silver Corp. and their La Preciosa silver mine in the state of Durango in Mexico. Instead, US-based Coeur d’Alene Mines Corp. was able to secure Orko.
The newspaper notes, “Coeur hopes to build La Preciosa by the […]


Liam Barrington writes in rabble.ca, “Between January 17th and 20th, nearly 500 activists from across Mexico, Central America and beyond, gathered in the Mexican mountain town of Capulálpam de Méndez, Oaxaca, (for) ‘Yes to life! No to mining!,’ organized by the Oaxacan Collective for the Defence of Territories.” Mexico City-based Blue Planet Project oraganizer Claudia […]

Jan 192013

Octavo Dia reports on a recent ruling by the Federal Court of Fiscal and Administrative Justice on the proposed Pitalla mine in Mexico. The article notes concerns from Alejandro Olivera Bonilla of the Mexican Center for Environmental Law (CEMDA) who says the ruling is not enough to give the go-ahead for this project and that […]

Jan 182013

The Mesoamerican People’s Encounter in Oaxaca has just begun.
I arrived last night in Capulalpan, Oaxaca where the Mesoamerican People’s Encounter is starting this morning.
You can tell straight away this is a special place. 2100 meters above sea level and with a cold front coming in last night we are still feeling the warmth of the […]

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