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A Oaxaca landmark worth fighting over

By 12 junio, 2015 Sin Comentarios led by artist Francisco Toledo temporarily interrupted construction of a massive convention center project within the Cerro del Fortín nature reserve in Oaxaca City.

The Oaxaca state government was forced to halt construction on a parking garage in the Cerro del Fortín, a protected nature reserve, after activists won a second injunction from a judge on Wednesday, June 10. The parking lot, planned as part of a convention center complex, has faced opposition from residents as well as the activists. “We are not against the construction of a convention center,” said renowned artist Francisco Toledo. “But such projects should be well-planned and should require the consensus of the people.”

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Find out more about the story (all in Spanish):

En la Ilegalidad Centro Cultural y De Convenciones En Oaxaca (5 min.). Ver video: Desaparecen parque y árboles por Centro de Convenciones (2 min.). Leer también: Suspenden trabajos en Centro de Convenciones y solicitarán “juicio político” para Cué, Zorrilla y asociadosDentro de la falla geológica y sin permisos, obra de Centro de Convenciones yToledo ha hecho mucho más por Oaxaca que cualquier político: Poniatowska