Last update:
2014-04-08

San Jose del Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico

Description:

Desde el 2005, Continuum Resources ha explorado el subsuelo de la poblacion zapoteca de San Jose del Progreso, en el Valle de Ocotlan, Oaxaca, aprovechando concesiones otorgadas por el gobierno federal.

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Basic Data
Name of conflict:San Jose del Progreso, Oaxaca, Mexico
Country:Mexico
State or province:Oaxaca
Location of conflict:San Jose del Progreso
Accuracy of locationHIGH (Local level)
Source of Conflict
Type of conflict. 1st level:Mineral Ores and Building Materials Extraction
Type of conflict. 2nd level:Water access rights and entitlements
Mineral ore exploration
Tailings from mines
Specific commodities:Gold
Silver
Project Details and Actors
Project details

mina a cielo abierto vida util 12 años procesaria 1.500 toneladas de mineral por dia

Project area:700
Type of populationUrban
Start of the conflict:2009
Company names or state enterprises:Continuum Resources
Cuzcatlan, Fortuna Silver Mines Inc.
Relevant government actors:Municipio de San Jose del Progreso , Gobierno de Oaxaca
Environmental justice organizations (and other supporters) and their websites, if available:Coordinadora de Pueblos Unidos del Valle de Ocotlan CPUVO, Instituto Mexicano para el Desarrollo Comunitario IMDEC, Centro Prodh, Colectivo Oaxaqueño en Defensa de los Territorios
Conflict & Mobilization
IntensityHIGH (widespread, mass mobilization, violence, arrests, etc...)
Reaction stageIn REACTION to the implementation (during construction or operation)
Groups mobilizing:Farmers
Indigenous groups or traditional communities
Local ejos
Neighbours/citizens/communities
Ethnically/racially discriminated groups
Religious groups
Forms of mobilization:Blockades
Involvement of national and international NGOs
Land occupation
Media based activism/alternative media
Official complaint letters and petitions
Public campaigns
Arguments for the rights of mother nature
Impacts
Environmental ImpactsPotential: Air pollution, Desertification/Drought, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity, Mine tailing spills
Health ImpactsPotential: Accidents, Violence related health impacts (homicides, rape, etc..), Health problems related to alcoholism, prostitution, Occupational disease and accidents, Other environmental related diseases
Socio-economical ImpactsVisible: Increase in violence and crime, Militarization and increased police presence, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place
Potential: Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Social problems (alcoholism, prostitution, etc..), Specific impacts on women
Outcome
Project StatusUnder construction
Conflict outcome / response:Corruption
Criminalization of activists
Deaths, Assassinations, Murders
Migration/displacement
Violent targeting of activists
Application of existing regulations
Do you consider this an environmental justice success? Was environmental justice served?:No
Briefly explain:El Estado ha ejercido violencia contra los movimientos civicos y
antimineros y su lider Bernardo Vasquez fue asesinado en 2012 sin que se
haya aclarado la autoria.
Sources & Materials
References to published books, academic articles, movies or published documentaries

Documental Minas y Mentiras dir. Roberto Stefani

Blog lavidaolamina, Toma simbolica de la Mina de San Jose del Progreso, Oaxaca, 13 de mayo de 2012

La Jornada, Balea edil de San Jose del Progreso a opositores de mina La Trinidad, Mexico, 19 de enero de 2012, p. 35

Links to general newspaper articles, blogs or other websites

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Related media links to videos, campaigns, social network

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Video (in Spanish) features interviews with various community members from San José del Progreso who oppose Vancouver-based Fortuna Silver's Cuzcatlán (Trinidad) mine. View the video on the website of Movimiento Mesoamericano Contra el Modelo Extractivo Minero (M4): No queremos la mina!

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Contributor:Patricio Chavez & JMA
Last update08/04/2014
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