Three People Killed in Rural Water Conflict in San Luis Potosi, Mexico

23 Apr 2014 by OOSKAnews Correspondent

A conflict over water in Mexico's San Luis Potosi state, in which residents tried to block seizure of a dam, has led to three deaths.The events occurred in the municipality of Zaragoza, when residents of the community of Coahuila tried to block members of the López clan from taking control of a newly constructed dam. Valente González and Javier Charqueño were shot in the conflict, and a police officer died after falling into a well during the search for the shooters, according to local press reports.Milenio newspaper reported that three men from “Los López” clan in the village of Los Pilares came on horseback to complain to González that the flow of water to a dam in their community had been blocked...

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