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Documentary: Mining Without Consent

Mining represents a serious threat to indigenous communities in the state of Oaxaca, Mexico. In the Central Valleys, 12 communities have organized to confront this problem and to defend their territories and dignity.

However, despite presenting evidence, testimonies, and records, and in violation of the communities’ right to self-determination, the federal government, through the Mexican Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), authorized 12 years of commercial silver and gold mining in this region to Cuzcatlán Mining, a subsidiary of the Canadian company Fortuna Silver Mines. The permit was withdrawn by the same federal environmental authority and has been in litigation since 2021.

These Zapotec communities in the Central Valleys of Oaxaca do not authorize or approve the mining proyect by Fortuna Silver Mines.

Watch the documentary with english subtitles on our YouTube channel: Mining Without Consent


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