Oct 28, 2011

Globalization vs. Indigenous Rights: Wixáritari Indians Fight Mining in Sacred Desert Site

IPS ipsnews.net: "Some 200 Wixáritari or Huichol men, women and children travelled 20 hours from western Mexico to the capital to defend their sacred ceremonial sites from silver mining. Dressed in their colourful traditional attire, the demonstrators came from their mountain villages in the states of Jalisco, Nayarit and Durango to hold protests on Oct. 26 and 27 to demand a stop to the activities of foreign mining companies in the high desert of San Luis Potosí in the central state of that name." read more

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