Guerrero: ten years of struggle against the La Parota dam

No a La Parota (@SIPAZ)On 28 July, the Council of Ejidos and Communities Opposed to the La Parota Dam (CECOP) commemorated 10 years of struggle against the plans of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) to expropriate its lands to construct a hydroelectric dam on the Papagayo river, close to Acapulco.  To date, the work has not been built.  In this sense, there was organized a march of approximately 5 kilometers on the principal road of the Communal Lands of Cacahuatepec.  During this act and the subsequent rally, approximately 300 persons participated, locals as well as members of different civil and social organizations, and even of left-wing political parties.

Abel Barrera Hernández, director of the Tlachinollan Mountain Center for Human Rights, expressed that “you have shown us how to exercise the defense of land in physical terms, with rage and machete, but above all with the dignity of a people who have their best resources in this rural Acapulco; it is a pleasure to be in this land of resistance.”

For more information (in Spanish):

Opositores a La Parota conmemoran 10 años de lucha (El Universal, 28 de julio de 2013)

La lucha sigue, sostiene el Cecop a 10 años de su oposición a La Parota (La Jornada de Guerrero, 29 de julio de 2013)

Se pronuncian organizaciones a favor del Cecop y exigen cancelar La Parota (La Jornada de Guerrero, 28 de julio de 2013)

Diez años de lucha contra La Parota y los pueblos todavía están en peligro (El Sur de Acapulco, 25 de julio de 2013)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Guerrero: CECOP on red alert after invasion by Army (5 March 2013)

Guerrero: Governor Aguirre Rivero will not support construction of La Parota (27 August 2012)

Guerrero: Federal tribunal confirms end to La Parota dam project (20 July 2012)

Guerrero: CECOP will initiate a series of mobilizations demanding the definitive cancellation of the La Parota dam (3 April 2012)

Guerrero: denunciations and declarations of the CRAC and CECOP (12 March 2012)

Guerrero briefs: Two ecologist are kidnapped by armed men in the Sierra de Petatlán (14 December 2011)

Guerrero: CFE contemplates acceleration of La Parota project (27 November 2011)


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