|Defenders of Yaqui Water Rights: Agustin Valdez, assassinated, Luis Urbano, assassinated, and Tomas Rojo, disappeared.|
By Brenda Norrell
June 18, 2021
The assassination of Yaqui Water Rights Defender Luis Urbano, and disappearance of Yaqui Water Rights Defender Tomas Rojo, was preceded on May 1 by the assassination of a third Yaqui who was part of the highway blockade for water rights in Sonora.
Agustin Valdez was head of security during the water rights highway blockade.