Social Issues

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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 25 Mar 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report MONROVIA The News The Managing Director of the Liberia Water and Sewer Corporation (LWSC) says the provision of safe drinking water to citizens is a human right issue that needs attention by all stakeholders in the country.Charles B. Allen said unless clean
  • 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
  • 15 Jan 2014- 10:07 by Local Press Report MONROVIA Front Page Africa Delegates from Europe, America and Africa working in the WASH sector are holding a two day strategy WASH intervention meeting in Liberia. The meeting, according to a newsletter is intended to prepare and support organizations in
  • 11 Dec 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico The First Chamber of Mexico's Supreme Court last week ordered that the Yaqui tribe be given a hearing before the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) and Mexico’s Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources
  • 4 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HERMOSILLO, Mexico Residents of the Sonora community of Ónavas and surrounding areas are being warned against using water from the Yaqui River after a tanker truck carrying 16,000 liters of sodium cyanide crashed in the area last week. On August 29,

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