Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rancho El Peñasco in Magdalena de Kino Sonora, MX; A Great Place to Visit and Enjoy Nature. UN LUGAR MAGNIFICO PARA VISITAR Y DISFRUTAR LA NATURALEZA




VIDEOS OF SCHOOL GROUPS VISITING Rancho Peñasco in Oct. 2016 (above) and a school group hiking (below)
 Videos de escuelas visitando el Rancho in Oct. 2016 (arriba) y otro grupo en 2015 (abajo)

Animals are a big part of life on the Ranch. Los animales son gran parte de la vida en el rancho.
A visit to the Peñasco museum is a must with the Sala Mestiza and Sala Indigena. Una visita al museo de Peñasco.
Wenceslao Monroy is the director of all activities at Rancho El Peñasco. Wenceslao Monroy dirige todas las activadades en el Rancho Peñasco.

HISTORIC EVENT AT THE RANCHO EL PENASCO IN 2007. Un evento historico en el rancho en 2007

 O’odham Host Zapatistas North American Regional Conference. (Los O'odham reciban a los Zapatistas en el Rancho El Peñasco)

Zapatistas Welcome Indigenous from Alaska, Canada, Northern Mexico and The United States to the North American Regional Conference, Oct. 8 -- 9, 2007

By Brenda Norrell
Special to The Narco News Bulletin

August 16, 2007
MAGDALENA DE KINO, Sonora, Mexico – Subcomandante Marcos and the Zapatistas will return to the U.S and Mexico border region to host a subsidiary conference prior to the Intercontinental Indigenous Summit in Pueblo Yaqui, to support Indigenous struggles for their land and liberty.

O’odham with Marcos
Photo D.R. 2007 Brenda Norrell
The Magdalena gathering in the north, Oct. 8 – 9, will be one of four regional gatherings during the month of October, with three other regional conferences to be held in Oaxaca, Oct. 4—5, Atlapulco, Oct. 6 –7 and Michaocan, Oct. 6 – 7, 2007. Those regional Indigenous gatherings precede the Intercontinental Indigenous Summit in Yaqui Pueblo near Obregon, to be held Oct. 11—14. O’odham in Mexico Lt. Gov. Jose Garcia welcomed all to the gathering at Rancho el Penasco, the eco-tourism site south of Magdalena, where Marcos and the Zapatistas met with Mexico’s northern Indigenous tribes during 2006 and 2007.
“This is an opportunity for Indigenous everywhere to come together and get to know one another better,” Garcia said, after the EZLN made the official announcement Aug. 15. “People can come together and learn more about the Zapatistas.”
Garcia said while the Zapatista struggle is well known in southern Mexico, tribes in the northern part of Mexico still want to learn more.


O’odham elder Elena Garcia greets Marcos and Comandantes
Photo D.R. 2007 Brenda Norrell
Marcos and Comandantes in Magdalena, Sonora
In the state of Sonora, south of the Arizona border, the Zapatistas were greeted by O’odham in Mexico, Lt. Gov. Jose Garcia, wife Maria and mother Elena Garcia. The delegation stayed at the ecotourism center south of Magdalena, Rancho el Penasco, Casa de Ecoturismo, where the Other Campaign stayed in October during the listening session with O’odham. During their overnight stay, Zapatistas rested and enjoyed meals of chicken mole, Sonoran tepary beans and dried beef.
Marcos invited the public to the gathering at Rancho el Penasco, Casa de Ecoturismo, 11 kilometers south of Magdalena on the highway to Hermosillo, on Sunday, April 22, 2007, to hear the announcement about the Intercontinental gathering to be held in the fall of 2007 in northwestern Mexico. Magdalena is a one and one-half hour drive south of Nogales, Arizona.
News reporter Brenda Norrell can be reached at brendanorrell@gmail.com
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Making recycled paper in the foto above and in the video below kindergarden students from Hermosillo enjoy an excursion to the ranch. Haciendo papel reciclado en la foto arriba y en el video abajo alumnos de Hermosillo visitando el rancho.






Videos above and below take you on a tour of Rancho El Peñasco including seeing the interior of the Hostal which offers fine accomadations for the visitor. Los videos arriba y abajo te lleva a un tour completo del rancho incluyendo en interior del hostal que brinda hospedaje para el visitante.


CLICK HERE TO FOLLOW RANCHO EL PENASCO ON FACEBOOK

hostaldelpenasco@hotmail.com 

Friday, September 30, 2016

LA GRAN LUCHA Y VIDA DEL PROFESOR MANUEL ROBLES FLORES EN EL VALLE DE JUAREZ, CHIHUAHAUA, MX; THE GREAT STRUGGLE AND LIFE OF PROFESSOR MANUEL ROBLES FLORES IN THE JUAREZ VALLEY, CHIHUAHUA, MX


El Profesor Manuel Robles Flores en el Museo Regional del Valle de Juárez que fundó hace 57 años. Professor Robles in the museum he founded 57 years ago.

Gran luchador por la justicia social, el medioambiente, maestro, amante de animales--  quien llegó al Valle de Juárez hace decadas donde transformó su comunidad de San Agustín. El Valle de Juárez que ha sufrido la pesadilla de violencia, tiene la rafaga de luz y esperanza del legado de la vida del Profesor Manuel Robles Flores. 

Great fighter for social justice, the environment, teacher, animal lover--who arrived in the Juárez Valley decades ago where he transformed San Agustín. The Juarez Valley that has suffered the living nightmare of violence,  has the brilliant light and hope from the legacy of the life of  Professor Manuel Robles Flores.


El programa para el evento en Agosto 2016 para celebrar la vida del Profesor Robles. The program of the event in August 2016 to celebrate the life of Professor Robles.
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The location of the museum in San Agustín in the Juarez Valley
EL VIDEO ABAJO tiene fotos del evento celebrando la vida del Profesor Robles, con fotos de la lucha en contra del basurero nuclear de Sierra Blanca, TX, donde se destacó la participación del Profe Robles.      THE VIDEO BELOW is a slideshow of photos from the event celebrating the life of Professor Robles, and includes photos from the struggle against the nuclear waste dump in Sierra Blanca, TX, Profe Robles led the opposition against the dump in Mexico.


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UN MUSEO EN EL VALLE DE LOS VALIENTES
http://nortedigital.mx/un-museo-en-el-valle-de-los-valientes/
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Una manta honrando el Profe Robles hecho por los exbraceros de Juárez. El Profe Robles se reune con ellos cada Domingo en el monumento de Juárez para seguir en la lucha por la justicia.  A banner honoring Profe Robles made by the former braceros (temporary farm workers in the U.S.) of Juarez. Profe Robles meets with them every Sunday in Juarez.





 VIDEOS DE LAS CELEBRACIONES ANUALES DEL ANIVERSARIO DEL TRIUNFO EN CONTRA DEL BASUREREO DE SIERRA BLANCA, TEXAS. VIDEOS OF CELEBRATIONS OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE SIERRA BLANCA, TX NUCLEAR WASTE DUMP VICTORY



El VIDEO ARRIBA DA LA HISTORIA DE LA LUCHA DE SIERRA BLANCA. THE VIDEO ABOVE PROVIDES THE HISTORY OF THE SIERRA BLANCA STRUGGLE.

ENTREVISTA CON EL PROFE ROBLES EN 2011. INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR ROBLES IN 2011

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Thursday, August 11, 2016

RESIDENTS FROM RIO SONORA, MX COMMUNITIES AND MINERS DEMAND JUSTICE FROM GRUPO MEXICO ON THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY OF ONE OF MEXICO'S WORST ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTERS; Residentes de las Comunidades del Rio Sonora y Mineros Exigan Justicia en el Segundo Aniversario del Derrame Toxico de la Mina en Cananea, Sonora; Uno de los Peores Desastres Ambientales en la Historia Méxicana

Rio Sonora residents and miners union local 65 members protesting at the Agua Prieta-Douglas AZ border (residentes del Rio Sonora y miembros del Sindicato Minero Naciónal Sección 65 protestando en la frontera entre Agua Prieta y Douglas, AZ)

"Between Aug. 6 and 7, 2014, about 11 million gallons of copper sulfate acid solution spilled from Cananea’s Buenavista del Cobre mine into the Bacanuchi River, a tributary of the Sonora River. The San Pedro River runs north from Cananea, about 25 miles from the Arizona border, while the Sonora River flows south. The spill contaminated the Bacanuchi and Sonora rivers and left more than 25,000 people in seven counties without water.


Mexican officials called it their country’s worst mining spill in recent history. And then it got worse. More than a month after the spill, heavy rains from Hurricane Odile caused the dams to overflow and the river to swell, soaking nearby fields with toxic water. The crops are ruined and the people don’t know if they’ll be able to grow on their land again." ("Livelihoods washed away by toxic spill in Sonora" by Perla Trevizo, AZ Daily Star Oct. 4, 2014)
 Click here to read the full article by Perla Trevizo quoted above in the Arizona Daily Star

"Un año después, la vida en el Río Sonora no es lo que era"  por Perla Trevizo, del Arizona Daily Star

Un año después del devastador derrame de una mina en México, Estados Unidos enfrenta su propia tragedia por los millones de galones de aguas residuales que desembocaron en un afluente del Río Animas en Colorado.


El 6 de agosto de 2014, 11 millones de galones de una solución de sulfato de cobre se derramó de un estanque de contención y contaminó los ríos Bacanuchi y Sonora, afectando la vida de más de 22 mil sonorenses a unos 40 km de la frontera con Arizona.

El agua contaminada generada por la mina al esparcir ácido sulfúrico sobre pilas de mineral triturado se envió a un estanque de retención que se rompió, dijo Ann Maest, jefe de científicos de E-Tech International, una organización no lucrativa con base en Nuevo México que ofrece apoyo ambiental técnico a comunidades en países poco industrializados.

EL ENLACE PARA LEER TODO EL ARTICULO

http://tucson.com/laestrella/ciudad/un-a-o-despu-s-la-vida-en-el-r/article_5ef517f4-956e-521a-8a89-3c112bd09482.html



Children and adults along the Rio Sonora have suffered numerous and serious health effects after the spill due to heavy metals and other toxins. Many have died. The only clinic opened in the area to attend to victims of the disaster has been closed.
Niños y Adultos en las comunidades del Rio Sonora han sufrido muchos efectos negativos despues del derrame toxico con metales pesados y otras sustancias tóxicas. Muchos han muerto. La unica clinica que fue instalada en la zona para atender las víctimas del desastre ha sido cerrada.




The protest at the US-Mexico border in Agua Prieta. (La protesta en la frontera EE.UU./MX)


"Grupo Mexico, Assasin"

"Grupo México, owner of the owner of the Buenavista del Cobre copper mine in Cananea, is the largest mining company in Mexico and one of the top copper producers in the world. Through its subsidiaries it operates 13 mines in Mexico, Peru and the United States.
The company owns Tucson-based Asarco LLC, which operates the Silver Bell mine near Marana, the Mission mine near Sahuarita, the Ray mine near Kearny and a smelter in Hayden.
Although its mines also generate zinc, gold, silver and molybdenum, copper is king. In 2013, Grupo Mexico mines produced almost 800,000 tons of copper and the company reported a net profit of $1.8 billion off $9.3 billion in total sales." (AZ Daily Star, Oct. 4, 2014)

Protesting outside the water wells fields used by Grupo Mexico to supply the mine with water (protestando afuera de los pozos que usa Grupo México para suminstrar la mina con agua.)


"Unlikely allies: Mexican miners and farmers unite over toxic spill" by David Bacon, Aljazeera America April 15, 2015)


"CANANEA, Mexico — The pipes have gone silent. Gone is the hum of water flowing through them to the world’s second-largest copper mine, just south of the U.S. border. Instead, in the normally empty desert here, tents and buses line the highway. Dust and smoke from cooking fires fill the air while hundreds of people listen to speeches and discuss the day’s events.

This plantón, or occupation, which began on March 18, has shut down most operations at the Cananea mine, which consumes huge quantities of water pumped from 49 wells across the desert in order to extract copper concentrate from crushed ore.

Many of the people involved in the plantón are miners who have been on strike since 2008, when they walked out because of dangerous working conditions. Two years later, the government brought in 3,000 federal police, drove miners from the gates and occupied the town. Since then Cananea has been operated by contracted laborers recruited from distant parts of the country. But the strike has continued, as miners struggle to survive in this small mountain town where the mine is virtually the only source of work.

Now, for the first time in five years, the mine is again paralyzed. This time, strikers didn’t stop its operation by themselves. Half the people with them are farmers — residents of the Rio Sonora Valley, angry over a toxic spill that upended their lives last August, causing health problems and economic devastation.

People in the towns along the river used to have little involvement with the miners, but the spill gave them common ground. This alliance between miners and angry farmers also includes a U.S. union, the United Steel Workers. Together they are challenging the Mexican government’s fundamental rule for economic growth — that workers’ rights and environmental protections must be subordinate to the needs of corporate investors."

Click here to read the rest of David Bacon's article quoted above, "Unlikely allies: Mexican miners and farmers unite over toxic spill"

SOLIDARITY FOREVER! One of the striking Cananea miners with a Steelworkers shirt given to him by Arizona miners. International Solidarity has been an important part of the miners' long struggle. A representative of Tucson Jobs with Justice attended the Aug. 6, 2016 anniversary in Cananea. (Los Steelworkers Sindicato de AZ y Tucson Trabajos con Justicia han participado en solidaridad trans-fronteriza con las luchas en Cananea y el Rio Sonora)
A view of Cananea's historic city center and the mine in the background. (La vista del centro histórico de Cananea con la mina en el fondo)

A monument in Cananea----where the Mexican Revolution started in 1906 with the represion of miners. Un monumento en Cananea donde comenzó la revolución mexicana en 1906 con la represión de mineros.

The office of National Miner's Union Local 65. La oficina del sindicato de mineros sección 65.

left to right (izquierda a la derecha): Dr. Reina Castro, professor of marine biology at the University of Sonora (profesora de biología marina en la universidad de Sonora) ; Antonio Garcia of the United Front of the Rio Sonora (Frente Unida del Rio Sonora), and Sergio Tolano, general secretary of local 65 of the miner's union (secretario general del sindicato de mineros sección 65)


photo above: The delivery of a letter at the U.S/MX border in Agua Prieta, Sonora, to President Barack Obama from residents of the Rio Sonora asking for humanitarian aid and for the U.S. to boycott Grupo México (Entregando una carta al presidente Obama pidiendo apoyo humanitario para los damnificados y un boicoteo de productos de Grupo México)


The delegation of Rio Sonora residents and miners protest outside "Los Patos" where Grupo México has it's fresh water wells and where a larger protest and encampment shut down some mine operations in 2015. (La protesta en Los Patos donde Grupo México tiene los pozos para sacar el agua limpia para uso en la mina--en 2015 un plantón de residentes del Rio Sonora y mineros provocó que la mina cerrará una parte de su producción por una temporada.)




AQUI HAY REPORTAJES QUE SALIERON EN MX SOBRE EL SEGUNDO ANIVERSARIO DEL DERRAME TOXICO DE CANANEA CON EXCELENTES VIDEOS! y otras noticias

http://proyectopuente.com.mx/2016/08/08/afectados-del-rio-sonora-piden-apoyo-humanitario-retirar-concesion-grupo-mexico-en-estados-unidos/

http://proyectopuente.com.mx/2016/08/08/presumen-afectaciones-a-la-salud-en-segundo-aniversario-del-derrame-toxico/

Mueren tres trabajadores en mina de Grupo México en Sonora


"The economy of Rio Sonora has hit rock bottom"

THE WEBSITE "Proyecto Resilencia Desatada" (Resistance Unleashed) IS THE PLACE TO GO IF YOU WANT TO GET INVOLVED IN CROSS BORDER SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE STRUGGLING FOR JUSTICE ON THE RIO SONORA!  LA PAGINA "PROYECTO RESILENCIA DESATADA" ES EL LUGAR PARA CONSEGUIR TODA LA INFORMACION ACTUALIZADA SOBRE LA LUCHA DE LOS RESIDENTES DEL RIO SONORA Y LA SOLIDARIDAD TRANS-FRONTERIZA Y COMO INVOLUCRARSE.   

click below! EL ENLACE ES ABAJO!

https://proyectoresilienciadesatada.wordpress.com/

Some more photos from Aug. 5-6 in Cananea and Agua Prieta. (Más fotos de Cananea el 5-6 de Agosto)