Conflict

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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
  • 20 Feb 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Members of the Yaqui tribe this week signed an agreement with Mexico's Ministry of the Interior (Segob) that will end the tribe’s nine-month blockade of Federal Highway 15. The blockade was held to protest the transfer of water
  • 29 Jan 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) took over operations of the water intake system for the controversial Independencia Pipeline on January 24, just days after representatives of the Sonoran state government and the
  • 20 Jan 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Representatives of the Yaqui tribe met with Sonora state Governor Guillermo Padrés and other officials in Mexico City last week to discuss the controversial Independencia pipeline project. Participants at the meeting, chaired by
  • 26 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Members of the Yaqui tribe and other groups opposed to the Independencia project pipeline in Mexico’s Sonora state met on August 20th with observers from the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN observers Pilar
  • The contentious Independencia pipeline project, which would transport water from the Cajeme region to Sonora’s state capital, Hermosillo, may face a new hurdle, with Green Party of Mexico (PVEM) Deputy Vernon Pérez Rubio claiming the water source for the pipeline is contaminated.
  • Mexico's Citizen’s Movement for Water last week presented Sonora state’s human rights council with a document detailing its grievances against Sonora State Governor Guillermo Padres Elías. The group complains that since August 24, Padres has been attacking it in the media due to members’ opposition to the Independencia Pipeline project. This could threaten their security and that of their families, according to the document.