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
  • 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
  • 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,
  • 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
  • Members of the Yaqui community in Mexico said they will defend the waters of the Yaqui River with weapons, after the Sonora state government violated injunctions to stop construction of the Independencia Pipeline.
  • 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.
  • Mexico’s Supreme Court has confirmed that it will hear the case against the controversial Independencia pipeline, which is being constructed by the Sonora state government to provide water to the city of Hermosillo.