Oaxaca: Private agents in service of mining interests detain ex-deputy Flavio Sosa

Mina Cuzcatlán en San José del Progreso. Foto @SIPAZ

Mining exploitation in San José del Progreso. Photo @SIPAZ

Armed agents working for the private security firm GIA Private Armed Security detained the former federal and local deputy Flavio Sosa Villavicencio recently for 20 minutes.  This took lace with F. Sosa was taking photos of three trailers belonging to the Canadian Fortune Silver Mines that were traveling on the Oaxaca-Puerto Ángel highway.  They were escorted by patrols belonging to the cited security firm.

These private guards demanded that F. Mosa produce his identification but they withdrew when Federal Attorney General’s Office agents intervened, being the escort for the former deputy.

F. Sosa said that he would analyze possible recourse to legal actions in response to the actions of th private security.

It should be recalled that in March 2012 F. Sosa demanded that the federal government revoke the concessions and permits for the operation of the Fortune Silver Mines in San José del Progreso on the charge that these had been provisioned in an illegal manner.

For more information (in Spanish):

Retiene a Flavio Sosa la minera de San José del Progreso (Oaxaca digital, 21 de mayo de 2014)

Nos aventaron un tráiler, casi no lo libramos”, afirma Flavio sosa ante embate de la minera (Página3, 21 de mayo de 2014)

Elementos de seguridad de minera retiene a Flavio Sosa (Ciudadanía Express, 21 de mayo de 2014)

Retiene a Flavio Sosa la minera de San José del Progreso (Diario Oaxaca, 21 de mayo de 2014)

For more information from SIPAZ (in English):

Oaxaca: presentation of report “Justice for San José del Progreso” (16 March 2014)

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