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  • 24 Feb 2019- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico A Mexican environmental acivist was murdered last week following his political activism against a controversial carbohydron pipeline to be routed through his community. Samir Flores Soberanes was murdered at his front door February
  • 16 Nov 2018- 13:31 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY UrduPoint Illegal armed groups have damaged Colombia's second largest oil pipeline of Cano-Limon Covenas, the Colombian Ecopetrol energy giant said late on Tuesday. As a result, three channels in the northwestern province of Arauca have been
  • 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
  • 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 Oct 2014- 10:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Atilano Román, a Mexican activist and leader of a movement for those displaced by construction of the Picachos Dam, was shot last week during a radio program, and died shortly after. Román was shot three times during a live broadcast
  • 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
  • 11 Sep 2014- 10:24 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Associated Press Water pollution disasters in Mexico have turned into political battles as officials struggled Wednesday to blame each other for the problems. A town in western Jalisco state is fighting state officials over what caused the death
  • 10 Sep 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Legislators in Mexico's national Congress are calling for suspension of Grupo Mexico's operations at the Buenavista del Cobre mine, after a contamination incident last month in which 40,000 cubic meters of leached copper
  • 11 Aug 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY Hispanically Speaking News Representatives of the Yaqui Indian tribe demanded a halt to the operation of an aqueduct in the northwestern Mexican state of Sonora, saying here in a meeting with senators that it will leave their communities without
  • 28 Jul 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico As many as 60,000 people protested in Mexico City last week against reforms of the country's Energy laws that are currently being considered by the federal government. The proposed changes would pave the way for hydraulic
  • 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
  • 27 Jun 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Lack of water is one of the main sources of inequality in Mexico and throughout Latin America, according to José Ángel Gurría, secretary-general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). While some parts of

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