August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, July 5, 2021

Arrest Made for the Assassination of Yaqui Rights Leader Tomas Rojo




Yaqui Rights Leader Tomas Rojo


Arrest Made for the Assassination of Yaqui Rights Leader Tomas Rojo


By Brenda Norrell
Censored News
VIdeo interview with Tomas Rojo, Censored News 2012

CAJEME, Sonora, Mexico -- An arrest was made for the assassination of Yaqui Rights Leader Tomás Rojo Valencia, 54, whose remains were found on June 17 after his disappearance in May.

At a press conference Monday, the head of the Prosecutor's Office, Claudia Indira Contreras, said Francisco Hiram, 26, alias "El Morocho" was arrested. The investigation is continuing to others linked to Tomas' murder.

The Yoeme (Yaqui) at Vicam Pueblo have carried out highway blockades on their land -- in protest of gas lines, an aqueduct stealing Yaqui River water for the City of Hermosillo, and rail lines in Vicam territory. These were all constructed without consultation with Vicam Yaqui.

Zapatistas welcomed in Valencia, Spain




Zapatistas welcomed in Valencia, Spain today. Photos by Levante news.