Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Mexico moving ahead with deadly pipeline through Yaqui land


TODAY -- Bacum Yaqui attorney and husband kidnapped, husband remains missing



Yaqui tribe lawyer was kidnapped on her way to a community meeting to plan the next steps in their fight against the U.S.-Mexico Agua Prieta pipeline.

On Tuesday a group of masked men kidnapped at gunpoint Anabela Carlon Flores, a lawyer for the Yaqui tribe, who are facing increasingly violent repression in their fight against the cross-border Agua Prieta pipeline in Northern Mexico.
Anabela Carlon Flores told reporters she was driving with her husband to a community meeting in the Yaqui community of Bacum on Tuesday at approximately 7 p.m. when their car was stopped by a group of armed masked men. She and her husband were blindfolded and put in another car where the human rights lawyer was told to “stop fucking around." She was later dropped on the outskirts of nearby Ciudad Obregon, while the kidnappers held on to her husband, Isabel Lugo Molina, who remains captive. Carlon Flores said she fears for his life.
The incident is the latest in a series of escalating attacks on members of the Yaqui Tribe who are opposing the construction of the Texas-based Sempra Energy pipeline project, which aims to bring natural gas from Arizona to the Mexican state of Sonora, crossing Yaqui territory.
Read full article at TeleSur"
http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Lawyer-for-Yaqui-Tribe-Fighting-Mexicos-DAPL-Kidnapped-20161215-0002.html





Mexico moving forward with controversial pipeline
By Andrea Arzaba
Global Voices
A new pipeline under construction in northern Mexico has become a major controversy involving the local Yaqui indigenous community, which is less that pleased about the Agua Prieta tube's route (straight through Yaqui territory). Things went from bad to worse on Oct. 21, when the pipeline's supporters attacked a group of protesters, killing one, wounding eight, and causing no small amount of property damage.
Read article at Global Voices:
https://globalvoices.org/2016/12/14/mexico-reportedly-moves-ahead-with-controversial-pipeline-despite-moratorium/

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