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  • 3 Nov 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico A Mexican judge has ordered that indigenous Yaqui leaders Mario Luna Romero and Fernando Jiménez be released after a year in preventive detention, saying the evidence against them was lacking, international rights watchdog Amnesty
  • 31 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Members of the Yaqui indigenous community in Mexico's northern Sonora state have gathered 15,000 signatures for a petition opposing construction of the controversial Independencia Aqueduct. International human rights group
  • 17 Jul 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Members of indigenous communities in Mexico vowed this week to continue fighting against mega hydropower and wind power projects in their territories, as well as against water privatization. Indigenous communities will “defend our
  • 29 Jun 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Farmers from the municipalities of Huásabas and Granados in Mexico’s Sonora state are demanding $4.4 million USD in compensation for water rights they granted the state government as part of the Independencia pipeline project.
  • 13 May 2015- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Members of Mexico’s Yaqui tribe this week set out on a “National Caravan for Water, Land, Work and Life,” which will converge on the capital, Mexico City, on May 22nd. The Yaquis, supported by unions and civil society groups, are
  • 12 Mar 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Members of Mexico's indigenous Yaqui tribe and the Cajeme Citizens Movement for Water are calling for a federal investigation into the tendering process for the controversial Independencia Pipeline project in Sonora State. The
  • 13 Feb 2015- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico A group of civil society and human rights groups this week presented a report to Mexico’s Supreme Court detailing violations of the rights of the indigenous Yaqui tribe by the federal and Sonora state governments. The Civil Mission
  • 23 Jan 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled this week that the water concession titles granted to allow Sonora state to pump water from the Yaqui River for the Independencia Pipeline project were legal. However, the court also ordered that a new
  • 12 Nov 2014- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Residents of communities affected by a copper sulfate spill in Mexico's Sonora state blocked the Mazocahui-Cananea highway last week to protest the ongoing lack of water and failure to make payments to water tanker truck drivers.
  • 16 Oct 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's Federal Chamber of Deputies has called on Sonora State Governor Guillermo Padrés Elías to halt all activities related to the controversial Independencia Pipeline and establish a dialogue with the Yaqui tribe. The
  • 25 Sep 2014- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Indigenous water activist and spokesman for the Yaqui tribe Mario Luna Romero is at risk of an unfair trial after being arrested in Mexico's Sonora state on September 11th, according to human rights group Amnesty International.
  • 26 Aug 2014- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Some 800 members of Mexico’s national mining and metallurgical workers union occupied the three main entrances to the Buenavista del Cobre mine in Sonora state last week to protest the spilling of 40,000 cubic meters of leached copper
  • 23 Jul 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Members of Mexico's Yaqui tribe have restarted their intermittent roadblocks on the Mexico-Nogales highway to protest the continued operation of the Independencia Pipeline. Tomás Rojo Valencia, a spokesman for the tribe, said
  • 9 Jul 2014- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Mario Luna and Tomas Rojo Valencia, two spokesmen for Mexico's Yaqui tribe who are being accused of robbery and kidnapping, have claimed that the allegations against them are a pretext to stop them from fighting the controversial
  • 1 Jul 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's Supreme Court has dismissed a “constitutional controversy” brought by the Municipality of Hermosillo last year, which sought to avoid having to halt operations of the controversial Independencia Pipeline. The new ruling

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