Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

November 12, 2012

Chihuahua murder of farmers linked to Canadian silver mine

OAS Human Rights Commission Demands Protection for Activists

Frontera NorteSur: on-line, U.S.-Mexico border news
Center for Latin American and Border Studies, Las Cruces, N.M.

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French translation, thank you Christine Prat

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has requested that the Mexican government protect seven Chihuahua rural activists who are spearheading movements against water over-exploitation and mining. The request was issued in favor of leaders of El Barzon, an organization of small farmers founded in the 1990s, and followed the murder of El Barzon activist Ismael Solorio Urrutia and his wife Manuela Martha Solis Contreras in the Chihuahua countryside on October 22.
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