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  • 6 Jun 2018- 08:17 by Local Press Report MEXICO CITY APNews Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has issued a series of decrees establishing water reserves, aiming to preserve sufficient supplies for tens of millions of people. The decrees protect defined volumes of water in nearly half of Mexico’s
  • 12 Jul 2016- 09:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE “Groundwater contamination is the biggest threat to humanity,” Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Winner and Professor John Cherry stated categorically in his address to delegates at Singapore International Water Week. “We are in the middle of a water
  • 14 Oct 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The United Nations is “miserably failing” victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti, rights watchdog Amnesty International said this week. “The UN must not just wash its hands of the human suffering and pain that it has caused,” Erika
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 22 Sep 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Heavy rains last week caused by Hurricane Odile have led to more flooding at the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine in Mexico’s Sonora state, the mine's owner, Grupo Mexico, said in a statement on September 21st. The company said
  • 3 Sep 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico More than 40 civil society organization are calling on Mexico's National Human Rights Commission (CNDH) to declare portions of the new energy reforms that allow hydraulic fracturing (fracking) to be unconstitutional. "Non
  • 21 Aug 2014- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Mexico's Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) is filing a criminal complaint against the Buenavista del Cobre mining company, after approximately 40,000 cubic meters of leached copper spilled into the
  • 20 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama Panama's Save the La Villa River Committee has called on the Organization of American States’ Inter-American Human Rights Commission to provide the Panamanian government with recommendations on how to repair and restore the  La
  • 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
  • 11 Jul 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Government officials and private sector representatives are at odds with civil society groups in Mexico City over proposed reforms to the current water law.  According to La Jornada newspaper, representatives of civil society groups
  • 26 Jun 2014- 10:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Benjamín Robles Montoya, a senator from Mexico’s Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) and president of the Senate’s South-Southeast Commission, this week became the latest official to speak out against authorizing the use of

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