Oaxaca: Opponents to wind-energy projects threatened with death in the Isthmus

apii-dtt-jpegThe Assembly of Indigenous Peoples of the Tehuantepc Isthmus in Defense of Land and Territory (APIIDTT) has denounced the death-threat received by relatives of one of its members, Pedro Martínez Guerra, on 28 February.

Pedro Martínez and his relatives have spent several days now protecting their property to avoid the passage of workers from Fenosa Natural Gas, who have built a path and a wind-tower without the consent of the communards of the land.  For this reason a penal denunciation for looting has been submitted to the Public Ministry.

The multinational Fenosa Natural Gas is building a wind-energy park in the Juchitán municipality which has provoked a strong opposition movement from residents of the zone who denounce the construction of the park on communal lands and the lack of previous, free, and informed consent, which should be secured in these types of projects that affect indigenous peoples, according to international laws signed by Mexico.

For more information (in Spanish):

Urgente. Amenazan de muerte a compañero de la APIIDTT, que está resguardando sus tierras de la entrada de la empresa Gas Natural Fenosa (APIITDTT, 28 de febrero de 2014)

Empresa Gas Natural Fenosa, quien construye el parque eólico “BII HIOXHO”, despoja a comunero indígena zapoteca (APIITDTT, 22 de febrero de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Oaxaca: Denunciation of harassment and death-threats against human-rights defenders in the Tehuantepec Isthmus (9 December 2013)

Oaxaca: Closing off of communal paths and police operation over construction of wind-energy park (9 December 2013)

Oaxaca: The Popular Assembly of the Juchiteco People denounces attack on wind-energy camp (26 October 2013)

Oaxaca: New threats of displacement from Playa Vicente (25 October 2013)

Oaxaca: Death by gunfire of opponent to wind-energy projected promoted by multinational Fenosa Natural Gas (20 August 2013)

Oaxaca: “The Isthmus at the Crossroads” Seminar (20 August 2013)

Oaxaca: Attacks on those opposed to the wind-energy park in the Tehuantepec Isthmus (4 August 2013)

Oaxaca: The Popular Assembly of the Juchiteco People denounces attack on wind-energy camp (26 October 2013)

Oaxaca: New threats of displacement from Playa Vicente (25 October 2013)

Oaxaca: Death by gunfire of opponent to wind-energy projected promoted by multinational Fenosa Natural Gas (20 August 2013)

Oaxaca: Protests continue in the Tehuantepec Isthmus (9 November 2012)

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