Six Environmental Activists Killed in Mexico in 2012

3 Jan 2013 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

Environmental activism is proving increasing dangerous in Mexico, according to a report in Mexico’s Vanguardia newspaper. Six environmentalists who were fighting against mining projects and in defense of water and forests were killed in the country in 2012, and at least another 11 were killed between 2006 and 2011, the paper said at the end of December. In the most recent case, on March 15, Bernardo Vázquez Sánchez was shot in an ambush in which two other activists were also injured. All three were members of the Coordinating Committee of United Towns of the Ocotlán Valley, which has for several years opposed operations of the Cuzcatlán Mining Company, a subsidiary of Canada’s Fortuna Silver, located in San José del Progreso, Oaxaca...

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