conflicto en wirikuta por eco de la montaña

Conflict in Wirikuta

If they are people who do not know exactly about the conflict in Wirikuta then we mention the important points to understand.

In 2008, President Felipe Calderon pledged to protect and respect the holy sites and routes of the Huichol culture.

However, in 2010 he returned to explore the mine Wirikuta due to the delivery of 22 awards on 6000 326 hectares of the territory of the Huichol to the mining company of Canadian origin First Majestic Silver Corp. These permits were to exploit the Wirikuta protected natural area.

The interest of mine exploration is due to three metals: silver, lead and zinc. Since the nineteenth century, Wirikuta was considered as one of the districts Silver Mexico.

The problem with all this is that the time to explore a mine must create underground ducts, drill down, down hills, explosions, gas leaks, fuel burn, death of fauna and flora, as well as air pollution crops, springs and rivers. This could lead to the destruction of the region and would involve the extinction of the Huichol, according to the National Institute of Anthropology and History.

In February 2012, the Regional Council Wixarica managed to get a federal injunction against the Canadian mining company First Majestic not to make exploitation work.

In May of that same year, Fist Majestic Silver Corp. gave the federal government the mining concession area where the Huichol people emblematic sites are located. The Wirikuta Defense Front said that these areas correspond to 0.5% of the hectares of the reserve and 13% of the total grant.

In the same month, he held the Wirikuta Fest festival, which was intended to generate funds for the defense of Wixárika and implement ecological and sustainable projects in the suburbs of the region.

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