Mexico: Another Activist Murdered for Resisting a Canadian Mine

Another Canadian mining operation benefiting from impunity and brutality of Mexican security forces and government supplied with weapons and legitimacy by the Obama Administration.

And still no public statement by our government on behalf of US journalist, Brad Will, murdered by Mexican Government paramilitaries in broad daylight 5 and a half years ago. We see where the Bush and Obama government’s loyalties lie.

Mexico: Another Activist Murdered for Resisting a Canadian Mine
Written by Vancouver Media Co-op and Proyecto Ambulante
Published Friday, 16 March 2012 08:12

Bernardo Vásquez Sánchez was murdered this evening, and Rosalinda Dionicio Sánchez is in hospital with a bullet wound. Both have been outspoken anti-mining activists in Oaxaca, Mexico. Photo by Dawn PaleyBernardo Vásquez killed in Oaxaca, two others wounded

Source: Vancouver Media Co-op and Proyecto Ambulante

Tonight, we lost a comrade. Someone who understood very well that it was cheaper for Fortuna Silver to divide his people and for paramilitaries and police to repress them than it was for the company to consult with the community. Someone who could debunk “Corporate Social Responsibility” based on his own experience, and connect it to capitalism and the state. Someone who hadn’t yet had children, he told me when I met him in February, but who hoped to, some day.

Bernardo Vasquez Sanchez was a clear spoken Zapotec activist, a brother, son, and cousin, who dared to stand up against a mining project in the territory of his people. He was well aware that a paramilitary group was operating in San José Progreso, Oaxaca, and that it was organized to snuff out opposition to a gold mine, owned by Vancouver based Fortuna Silver.

Read the entirety of this touching and informative piece here.

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