Tag Archives: Mexico

Mining Resisters of the Year: Unión de ejidos y comunidades en defensa de la tierra, el agua y la vida, Atcolhua

BC Mining Resisters: Unión de Ejidos y Comunidades en Defensa de la Tierra, el Agua y la Vida, Atcolhua Location: Ixtacamaxtitlan, Puebla, México Mining Company: Almaden Minerals Ltd Nominated By: Pierre Beaucage, Département d’anthropologie Université de Montréal I am professor … Continue reading

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Indigenous Wixarika Leader and Activist Murdered in Mexico (teleSUR)

Source: TeleSUR The Marakame Margarito Diaz Gonzalez was murdered at his home, in front of his wife, on Saturday. The Indigenous Wixarika Marakame, spiritual leader and community security council member Margarito Diaz Gonzalez has been murdered in his home in Aguamilpa, Nayarit, … Continue reading

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An Indigenous Mexican people are battling cartels and peyote tourism (VICE)

By Duncan Tucker Source: VICE News (Excerpt:) As dawn broke on a sacred mountaintop in northern Mexico, a group of indigenous pilgrims dragged a sacrificial calf into their stone circle and slit its throat. They then dipped candles in the warm … Continue reading

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Dec 12: Almaden Minerals out of Ixtacamaxtitlán! Solidarity Picket

  Vancouver-based Almaden Mineral’s Ixtaca Project is a gold and silver open pit mine, currently in its “advanced exploration” stage. The project is located in Ixtacamaxtitlán, in the Sierra Norte region of Puebla, Mexico—a region that many argue should be … Continue reading

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Press Release: Mexican Delegation Urges Canadian Government to Prevent Human Rights and Environmental Abuses from Canadian Mine

Excerpt from the Press Release issued by PODER: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, December 4 In Ottawa, Vancouver and Kamloops the delegation will advocate for closing the Almaden Minerals’ Ixtaca project to prevent irreversible harm to health, water and the environment. … Continue reading

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Mexico: Wixarika indigenous people mourn death of leader and brother (HRD)

Source: HRD memorial According to Mexican daily La Jornada Indigenous community leader Miguel Vazquez Flores has been killed alongside his brother Agustin Flores, as the country’s human rights situation continues to spark national and international alarm just days after the murder of … Continue reading

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Book Review: More than a few bad apples (Jen Moore)

Jen Moore reviews the new book Blood of Extraction by Todd Book & Jeffery R. Webber: “Militarized neoliberalism” and the Canadian state in Latin America By Jen Moore Military responds to mining protest in Peru. (Photo by Thomas Quirynen and Marijke Deleu, … Continue reading

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