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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Chiapas Anti-Mining Activist Murdered

Chiapas Activist Murdered After Opposing Canadian Mining Company Blackfire

Chiapas Anti-Mining Activist Murdered
by Kristin Bricker
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December 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm
Narco News

Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican CommunitiesMariano Abarca Roblero, one of Mexico's most prominent anti-mining organizers, was shot to death on the evening of November 27, 2009, in front of his house in Chicomuselo, Chiapas. He left behind a wife and four children. Another man was wounded in the shooting.The incident comes just days after Abarca filed charges against two men, Ciro Roblero Perez and Luis Antonio Flores Villatoro, for threatening to shoot him if he didn't stop organizing against Canadian mining company Blackfire's barium mine in Chicomuselo.
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