Chiapas/National: CNI and EZLN express solidarity with Yaquis of Sonora against the looting of water

Vicam, Sonora (archivo,

In a communique released on 7 July, the Clandestine Indigenous Revolutionary Committee-General Command of the EZLN (CCRI-CG) and the National Indigenous Congress (CNI) saluted the “historical mobilization” of the Yaqui people in Sonora “to defend their existence and territory.”  More concretely, the organizations pronounced themselves against the “robbery of water that the bad government seeks to advance through the Independence Aqueduct.”The two demanded “the immediate cancellation of arrest-orders and the fabrication of crimes against members of the Yaqui tribe,” condemning “the criminalization of their struggle” when “the Yaqui river has historically been the transporter of the ancestral continuity of the culture and territory of the Yaqui people.”They warned finally that “those who comprise the CNI reiterate that if they touch one of us, they touch all of us, and for this reason we will respond to any attempt to repress this dignified struggle, or any other.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Se solidariza EZLN con yaquis de Sonora contra robo de agua (La Jornada, 8 de julio de 2013)

Comunicado del CCRI-CG del EZLN y el Congreso Nacional Indígena en solidaridad con la Tribu Yaqui (7 de julio de 2013)

“Los yaquis llevamos 500 años luchando. El cansancio no está cerca”(Desinformémonos, 8 de julio de 2013)

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