National: Mexico: 146 Journalists and Activists Murdered – Second Most Dangerous Country for Environmentalists 

@ Proceso

The No to Mining for a Future for All Front (El Frente No a la Minería por un Futuro de Todxs) denounced that during the mobilization organized on October 11th demanding the cancellation of the San Jose mining project, operated by Fortuna Silver Mines, municipal and agrarian authorities of Valles Centrales in Oaxaca that make up The Front received threats from people who claimed to have weapons “to remove those from the mobilization” and to have the protesters identified.

Despite these threats, the municipal and agrarian authorities said that, in the exercise of their right to self-determination, they are “emphatically” opposed to the Cuzcatlan mining project. “Our mobilization action is peaceful, they stick to the law, within the constitutional framework and in compliance with the agreements of the general assembly to prohibit mining activities.” For this reason, they held the company responsible “for any aggression towards the authorities or citizens of Valles Centrales.”

It is worth mentioning that the requirement is also to deny the “new” environmental permit requested by the Cuzcatlan mining company before SEMARNAT, said Services for an Alternative Education (EDUCA) since the company has implemented 75 irregular projects.

The municipal and agrarian authorities request President Lopez Obrador to “guarantee and respect the rights of indigenous peoples, because the Cuzcatlan mining company has violated current environmental legislation and our rights as indigenous people”, and reiterated that “no mining project should be above the law.”

For more information in Spanish:

Frente No a la Minería se moviliza contra proyecto canadiense y denuncia amenazas (Educa Oaxaca, 11 de octubre de 2021)

Urgente: autoridades agrarias y municipales de Valles Centrales-Oaxaca reciben amenazas en movilización por exigir cancelación de proyecto minero (Colectivo Oaxaqueño en Defensa de los Territorios, 11 de octubre de 2021)

Con bloqueo carretero piden cancelar proyecto minero San José, en Oaxaca(Proceso, 11 de octubre de 2021)

For more information from SIPAZ:

National: Mexico: 146 Journalists and Activists Murdered – Second Most Dangerous Country for Environmentalists (October 10, 2021)

Oaxaca: No to Mining Front Gets Refusal of Environmental Permission for “San Jose II” (July 27, 2021)

Oaxaca: Frente No a la Minería rechaza consulta para aprobar MIA de proyecto minero en Valles Centrales de Oaxaca (June 4, 2021)

National: “Mining Out of Protected Natural Areas”, CSOs (March 19, 2021)

Oaxaca: Frente No a la Minería denuncia “consulta exprés” para ampliar el proyecto San José (December 8, 2020)

Nacional: México, 146 periodistas y activistas asesinados y segundo país más peligroso a nivel mundial para ambientalistas (8 de octubre de 2021)

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