Making Mining Dreams Come True in Mexico

Escrito por  |  15 / December / 2014
Smelting gold at Mulatos mine in Sahauripa / Alamos Gold Inc.

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Mexico’s Three Mining Giants

Escrito por  |  15 / December / 2014

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Making the Desert Bloom: The Rise of Sonora’s Hydraulic Society

Escrito por  |  15 / December / 2014

The question facing Sonora and most other states on both sides of the international border across the TransBorder West is whether governments and inhabitants are willing to accept the expense and impact of sustaining their hydraulic societies. Whether the benefits of new water megaprojects outweigh the costs?

Women Defending Rights and Defying Violence

Escrito por  |  9 / December / 2014

An Americas Program slideshow on women’s resistance, organization and hope in Mexico 2014.

Sonora Launches Controversial Megaprojects in Response to Water Crisis

Escrito por  |  8 / December / 2014

Hydraulic megaprojects will keep Sonora “competitive and sustainable” and create a “Nuevo Sonora,” declared Governor Guillermo Padrés at the start of his six-year term (2009-2015). Elsewhere, local and national governments and international institutions are shifting their focus away from megaprojects like dams.

The Illusions of the New Sonora

Escrito por  |  8 / December / 2014
Life continues as usual in the plaza at the Jesuit mission in Yaqui town of Pótam

Sonoran Governor Padrés launched a package of water megaprojects, including an aqueduct to transfer water from the Yaqui River to the depleted Sonora River basin, as part of the Sonora SI in 2010. Yaqui opposition to the aqueduct, water contamination and the discovery that the governor had illegally built dams on his family’s ranch has cast a shadow on the governor’s promise of a New Sonora.

Mexican Immigration Authorities Impede Humanitarian Aid to Central American Migrants

Escrito por  |  3 / December / 2014

Adrián Rodríguez Garcia and Wilson Castro, who provided food and other aid to migrants in Mexico State were shot to death in their pick-up truck on Nov. 23. A criminal gang for its assaults on migrants in the town of Tequixquiac, north of Mexico City, fired a round of bullets into their truck.