Oaxaca: judge concedes motion against wind-energy project in San Dionisio del Mar


On 7 December, a judge in the state of Oaxaca conceded the moti0n presented by the Ikojt community of San Dionisio del Mar against the development of a wind-energy park as promoted by the Spanish firm Mareña Renewables on their territory.  Maribel González Pedro, spokesperson for the Assembly of Indigenous Peoples of the Isthmus in Defense of Land and Territory, said that although the motion still is not definitive (as it could be appealed), “[i]t is a serious victory in the struggle for the respect of territory and the rights of indigenous peoples.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Comunicado de prensa “Otorgan amparo definitivo contra la instalación del parque eólico a San Dionisio del Mar (Asamblea de los Pueblos Indígenas del Istmo en Defensa de la Tierra y el Territorio, 7 de diciembre de 2012)

Ordena juez suspender proyecto eólico en el Istmo de Tehuantepec (Proceso, 7 de diciembre de 2012)

Conceden amparo a huaves contra parque eólico (La Jornada, 7 de diciembre de 2012)

Piden acatar fallo contra plan eólico (El Universal, 10 de diciembre de 2012)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Oaxaca: confrontations between PRI militants and opponents to wind-energy park in San Dionisio del Mar (7 December 2012)

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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