Chiapas: PUDEE denounces harassment by the CFE

Members of the organization Peoples United in Defense of Electrical Energy (PUDEE) reported that personnel from the Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE) is installing digital measurement-devices in the communities of the municipality of Tila, toward the end of charging those who find themselves in resistance to paying for electricity.

They denounced that since 24 January CFE personnel “are harassing us and installing measurement-devices in the homes of our comrades who resist the payment of the consumption of electrical energy.  They arrive with many people to set up the devices, thus intimidating users.”  They also mentioned that “[t]hey make us sign conventions to continue paying for consumption, but if we do not commit ourselves to signing, they threaten us to cut us off.  They tell us that these are the orders of the government.”

For more information (in Spanish):

No to digital measurement-devices: PUDEE, (Cuarto Poder, 18 February 2011)

The PUDEE northern jungle region denounces harassment by the CFE (communiqué in full of the PUDEE, 16 February 2011)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Chiapas: Intimidation and polluting project in the municipality of Tila are denounced (9 July 2010).

Chiapas: Public Denunciation by the United Peoples in Defense of Electric Energy (3 December 2008)

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