On December 14, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted on its Facebook page: “Today we are monitoring the situation in Valles Centrales de Oaxaca, where the No to Mining for a Future of All Front is mobilizing to demand immediate audience with Maria Luisa Albores Gonzalez, Director of the Media Secretariat Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT), to solve the problems of the San Jose mining project of the Cuzcatlán mining company (Fortuna Silver Mines).”
Educa Oaxaca further explains that the No to Mining for a Future for all Front has established a blockade on Highway 175 to demand a meeting with SEMARNAT.
Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. is currently seeking a 10-year extension for its San José Mine situated near the Zapotec village of San José del Progreso in the state of Oaxaca in south-western Mexico.
The Front says: “the exploitation of gold and silver for 10 more years would generate irreversible contamination in territories of the Central Valleys of Oaxaca” and has called on SEMARNAT deny a new environmental permit for the mine.
Read full statement: PBI-Mexico monitors highway blockade in opposition to Canadian mine in Oaxaca