Report from the March 20-27, 2010 fact-finding delegation to Chiapas, Mexico, to investigate the assassination of Mariano Abarca Roblero and the activities of Blackfire Exploration Ltd.

 

Report from the March 20-27, 2010 fact-finding delegation to Chiapas, Mexico,
to investigate the assassination of Mariano Abarca Roblero
and the activities of Blackfire Exploration Ltd.

 

This report is the product of a fact finding delegation to Chiapas, Mexico, to investigate the activities of Calgary-based Blackfire Exploration Ltd, a private Canadian mining company. The delegation took place at the invitation of the Mexican Network of Communities Affected by Mining after the murder of environmental activist and mine opponent Mariano Abarca on November 27, 2009. The delegation visited the municipality of Chicomuselo, the ejidos where Blackfire’s Payback Mine is located, the nearby city of San Cristobal de las Casas, Tuxtla Gutierrez (the state capital of Chiapas) and, finally, the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City.

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