Chiapas Anti-Mining Organizer Murdered
Mariano Abarca Led a Growing Movement to Kick Canadian Mining Companies Out of Mexican Communities
Date Written: 01/12/2009
Year Published: 2009
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11553
Mariano Abarca Roblero, one of Mexico's most prominent anti-mining organizers, was shot to death on the evening of November 27, 2009, in front of his house in Chicomuselo, Chiapas. The incident comes just days after Abarca filed charges against two Blackfire employees, Ciro Roblero Perez and Luis Antonio Flores Villatoro, for threatening to shoot him if he didn't stop organizing against Canadian mining company Blackfire's barium mine in Chicomuselo.