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“Any consultation to be realized now is illegal”

By 13 junio, 2014 Sin Comentarios

eolicos 11“For us, any consultation to be realized now is illegal, because it should have taken place 10 years ago. Now we want respect for our common land, 68,154 hectares that we were recognized by presidential resolution in 1964″, complained Mariano Gómez López, spokesman for the Popular Assembly of the Juchiteco People (APPJ).

Currently, there are more than 15 wind farms in the communal lands of Juchitan, La Venta and other municipalities of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec, Oaxaca, all of them imposed without prior and informed consent, as the Convention 169 of the International Labour Organization (that was ratified by Mexico) requires. López Gómez reported that villagers fom Juchitán filed a constitution protection demand, asking the companies to justify why they did not conduct prior, free and informed consultation. 

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