The gas pipeline was already a foregone conclusion, at least that’s what the company, the subsidiary, and the government of Sonora thought. They were wrong. Yaqui women narrate how they have stopped this project.
Over four years ago now, our Indigenous Yaqui compañero Fidencio Aldama was arrested by the Mexican government, charged with murder without a shred of evidence and railroaded through the justice system, sentenced to fifteen years and six months.
In southern Mexico, a multi-ethnic network of towns has halted the construction of a mega-dam. Now they are organizing to manage their own natural resources and revitalize their culture as native water protectors.