On March 2, Educa Oaxaca highlighted: “Despite the resounding opposition of communities, Minera Cuzcatlán [a subsidiary of the Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines] received permits from SEMARNAT [the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources] to exploit the territory for ten more years [to 2031].”
It notes the 10-year permit was granted to the mining company on December 14, 2021.
“The 12 communities that make up the Front No to Mining for a Future of All demand the cancellation of the mining project for endangering life, territory and the environment in the region. …The Oaxacan Assembly in Defense of Land and Territory also calls on the Mexican government to cancel the San José mining project.”
This media release further says: “Violent evictions, murders and aggressions against defenders of the territory, hiring of armed groups, community division and polarization, pollution of the environment, mainly of water, invasion of territories, among other violence, have been the ‘benefits’ of the mining project in the region of Central Valleys in the last ten years.”
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