PBI-Mexico expresses support for Indigenous Totonac communities opposed to Puebla 1 dam on the Ajajalpan River

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On October 15, the Peace Brigades International-Mexico Project posted, “PBI expresses its support for the Totonac communities that defend the Ajajalpan River.”

PBI-Mexico adds, “We recognize its legitimate work in defense of the territory against the construction of the hydroelectric project for the Walmart Mexico company.”

On October 10, Judge Miguel Arrollo Herrera of the First District Court on Civil, Administrative, Labor and Federal Judgments of the State of Puebla refused the amparo request by three indigenous communities opposed to the dam.

E-consulta.com reports, “The A.C. Analysis and Research Center Fundar and the Tiyat Tlali Council in Defense of the Territory that accompany the 96 people who seek protection said that the resolution had irregularities and that they can still resort to the revision.”

“They indicated that Arroyo Herrera considered sufficient a consultation that the government made about the project in 2015, when the projects to consolidate the project began to be delivered since 2009.”

“They also criticized that the resolution would have left out warnings of affectations such as the one recognized by an Official Expertise on Biology and Environmental Impact of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR).”

That article concludes, “The statement of the opponents shows that they recognize that they still have the option of review, it could be presented within 10 days after notifying them of the resolution and the notification must have been made within a maximum period of three days after the resolution.”

For more on this, please see these two recent articles: PBI-Mexico expresses support for Totonac communities defending the Ajajalpan River and PBI-Mexico film ‘Children of the Water’ screened in Puebla prior to court ruling on dam.

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