Water Justice News: Mexico

Nov 192012
 

I recently had the privilege of visiting Mexico as part of a pre-hearing on dams for the Permanent People’s Tribunal and while there, visited the Sierra de Catorce area of San Luis Potosi to see the impacts of mining on the Wixarika (Huichol) people and the local environment. Like many Canadians, I am increasingly alarmed […]

 

On November 20-22, Blue Planet Project water campaigner Meera Karunananthan and I will join a human rights delegation looking into the situation in San José del Progreso in Mexico.
While the Blue Planet Project team was in Marseille in mid-March protesting the World Water Forum, we received word that Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez, a Mexican civil society […]

 

On November 13, 2009, Vancouver-based First Majestic Silver Corp. purchased underground mineral rights in the Wirikuta desert, near the town of Real de Catorce, in the state of San Luis Potosi, in Mexico. On September 23, 2010, the leaders of the Wixarika (Huichol) nation signed a declaration of opposition demanding “the immediate cancellation of all […]

 

Reforma.com reports (in Spanish), “Mexican organizations protested outside the Canadian Embassy on Wednesday against the killing of indigenous leader committed on March 15 in San Jose del Progreso, Oaxaca. Bernardo Vasquez Sanchez, an indigenous Zapotec community leader and member of the Coordination of United Peoples Ocotlán Valley (CPUVO) in the state was killed in an […]

 

Proyecto Ambulante reports, “At approximately 21:00 (on March 15), Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez was murdered. He was an activist against Fortuna Silver’s mine in San José Progreso, Oaxaca, and a member of the Coordinating Committee of the United Villages of the Ocotlan Valley. The killing took place at the entrance to Santa Lucia Ocotlan, where he […]

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