Oaxaca: confrontations between PRI militants and opponents to wind-energy park in San Dionisio del Mar

San Dionisio del Mar (@Quadratin México)

During the morning of 29 November, some 30 PRI militants violently displaced twenty indigenous Ikojts (Huaves) persons who had been occupying the City Hall of San Dionisio del Mar since January, in rejection of the installation of a wind-energy park in San Dionisio, as promoted by the transnational firm Mareña Renewables.  According to the denunciation by the Union of Indigenous Communities of the Northern Zone of the Isthmus (UCIZONI), the militants forcibly removed the occupiers, destroying their goods, as well as taking a cement-maker.
Three hours later, opponents of the wind-energy park led by women recovered the vehicle and detained two PRI leaders who had commanded the displacement.  These persons were then handed over to a commission comprised by officials from the General Secretariat for Governance, an agent of the Public Ministry, and state police.Upon establishing a table of dialogue as coordinated by the state government, the release of the two PRI militants who had been detained the previous morning took place this same day.

For more information (in Spanish):

Chocan priístas y opositores a parque eólico en Oaxaca (La Jornada, 30 de noviembre de 2012)

Tras reyerta, logran acuerdo en San Dionisio del Mar, Oaxaca (Milenio, 29 de noviembre de 2012)

Siete heridos tras enfrentamiento en San Dionisio del Mar, Oaxaca (Milenio, 29 de noviembre de 2012)

Denuncian agresiones en contra de comuneros y comuneras en resistencia contra la imposición del proyecto eólico San Dionisio del Mar (OSC, boletín de prensa, 29 de noviembre de 2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Oaxaca: Threats from shock-groups in San Dionisio del Mar (26 October 2012)

Oaxaca: entry of Caravan of Solidarity impeded to San Dionisio del Mar (15 October 2012)

Oaxaca: Meeting for resistance in San Dionisio del Mar, and new threats (21 September 2012)

Oaxaca: Ikoots community denounces invasion by private firm and “rigged” assembly in San Dionisio del Mar; invitation to a Meeting for Resistance (19 September 2012)

Oaxaca: Detention and subsequent release of rights-defender Bettina Cruz Velázquez (7 March 2012)

Oaxaca: Communards of San Dionisio del Mar revoke contract for wind-farm (9 February 2012)

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