Photo @: CentroProDh
On April 19, the Me’phaa Indigenous Agrarian Community of San Miguel del Progreso on Guerrero Mountain called for injunction 429/2016 to be resolved in accordance with the highest international standards regarding the collective rights of indigenous peoples.
It should be remembered that in November 2015, the Secretary of the Economy, without prior consultation with the Me’phaa indigenous people, issued a declaration that would allow mining concessions to be obtained from the highest bidder, whether national or international, in over 80% of the territory of San Miguel del Progreso.
In December 2015, the indigenous-agrarian community of San Miguel del Progreso filed for an injunction against this declaration for violating its collective right to consultation, territorial property and the integral protection of indigenous lands.
In the months of July and December 2016, anthropological surveys were carried out that confirmed the irreversible agrarian and indigenous nature of the Community of San Miguel del Progreso and that the release of more than 80% of its territory would put the continuity, viability and sustainability of the community in danger.
On March 31, the constitutional hearing corresponding to injunction 429/2016 was held, and for this reason the community of San Miguel del Progreso is waiting for the declaration to be ruled as being without effect.
For more information in Spanish:
Territorio sagrado no concesionado (Centro de derechos Humanos de la Montaña (Tlachinollan, 19 de abril de 2017)
Respaldan organizaciones la demanda de amparo de San Miguel del Progreso contra las minas (El Sur de Acapulco, 20 de abril de 2017)
San Miguel del Progreso exige suspensión de la declaratoria de libertad del terreno para minería (CentroProdh, 21 de abril de 2017)
For more information from SIPAZ:
Guerrero: San Miguel del Progreso exige se determine inconstitucionalidad de Ley Minera (20 de mayo de 2016)
Guerrero: Comunidad indígena pide a la SCJN revisión de la Ley Minera (2 de julio de 2014)