Tuesday, March 27, 2012

News at Eleven: Homero Aridjis: On December 1, 2011

more than 150 intellectuals and artists from 32 countries signed the Group of 100's appeal asking President Felipe Calderón to cancel mining concessions granted by the Mexican government to Canadian companies to mine silver and gold in the sacred territory of the Wixárika (Huichol) people. The concessions are in the San Luis Potosi desert, where Wirikuta, the 140,000-hectare sacred reserve of the Wixárika, lies.

The Wixárika people have survived over the centuries throughout Mexico's history.

from Foreign Policy in Focus: Interview with Homero Aridjis


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