On 3 March, Valentin Hernández, juridical assessor for the Regional Coordination of Communal Authorities (CRAC-Communal Police) announced that together with other indigenous persons of other states, they will present before the Permanent Tribunal of the Peoples (TPP) a case for the rejection of mineral exploitation in communal lands. This resource will be submitted in light of environmental destruction, one of the 7 subjects that the TPP will cover. It denounced that municipal leaders and communards of the Mountain and Costa Chica regions continue to be pressured to accept the presence of mining companies in their lands. It announced that on 24 March, in the community of Tilapa, Malinaltepec municipality, there will be celebrated an urgent meeting to define the plan of action to continue.
In other news, the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to the La Parota Dam (CECOP) has newly demanded that Governor Ángel Aguirre Rivero sign the accords of Cacahuatepec with which CECOP seeks to have the state Executive commit himself to definitively cancelling the La Parota dam project near Acapulco. It is expected that Ángel Aguirre will arrive on 11 March to the Aguacaliente community, in the communal lands of Cacahuatepec.
For more information (in Spanish):
Denuncian presión a comunidades de Guerrero para que acepten a mineras (La Jornada, 5 March 2012)
Piden a Ángel Aguirre apoyo contra La Parota (La Jornada, 6 March 2012)
For more information from SIPAZ (in English):
Guerrero: CFE contemplates acceleration of La Parota project (27 November 2011)
Guerrero – briefs: CECOP celebrates its 8th anniversary (18 August 2011)