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Saturday, October 2, 2021

Mexico's President ignores and ejects Bacum Yaqui during unveiling of 'Justice Plan'


Yaqui Indians from Loma de Bacúm protest the recent disappearance of dozens of villagers during AMLO's event, from which they were excluded. Vicam, Sonora, September 28, 2021.


The 'Justice Plan' behind the fences and disappearances: Yaqui people of Loma de Bácum demand justice

Bacum Yaqui were uninvited and removed as Mexico's President presented his so-called 'Justice Plan,' in Vicam, Sonora. Bacum Yaqui are demanding the return of their kidnapped family members alive, and say the identification of remains by the government, of five of the ten men, is not credible. When they were kidnapped, they were serving as security for Bacum Pueblo, that is opposing the Sonora gas pipeline and mining in Sonora, south of the Arizona border. Bacum Yaqui said the President's 'Justice Plan' will not halt the theft of Yaqui River water for the City of Hermosillo.

October 1, 2021
By Grieta Collective
French translation by Christine Prat

Ignoring the current crisis of violence and insecurity that plagues the Yaqui people, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asks for forgiveness for the grievances and extermination attempts... of the Porfiriato, of the late 19th and early 20th Century.

In his visit to Vicam, Sonora, on September 28, Mexico's President inaugurated the so-called "Justice Plan of the Yaqui People" and asked for forgiveness for past grievances without mentioning the increase in murders, kidnappings and disappearances of members of the Yaqui people in recent months and ignoring the demands for justice of the inhabitants of Loma Bacúm, one of the 8 traditional Yaqui Pueblos.