SIERRA REGION, Dgo. (OEM).- Residents of the Guarizamey ejido, a town near the Tayoltita mining complex, in the municipality of San Dimas, Durango state, demonstrated against the Canadian company First Majestic Silver Corp, which, based on apocryphal documentation, is robbing it deprived them of water for human consumption and also prevented them from building a school in the community of Santa Rita, the complainants said.
Through social networks, residents denounced that the ejidatarios led by their leaders are demanding the immediate intervention of Governor Esteban Villegas and the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, in light of what they consider an outcry by the new manager of the company. Miguel de la Madrid, who refuses to recognize their rights as authentic owners of ejido land.
“How is it possible that a foreign company is coming to take us from our land, while foreigners have been seen to own our land, that’s why more than 70 ejidatarios are here with their children, with their wives since Sunday and the manager he refuses to enter into a dialogue go, we have been owed money for compensation for a long time, the man does nothing to dialogue with us, he has polluted land for us, the water we had from an aquifer in the city was taken away for industrial use, being that it was for the use of the populace,” berated Laura Morones, treasurer of Ejido’s board of directors.
They also emphasized that Sarahí, a teacher at the primary school “María Isabel Estrada Marín”, located in the community of Balderrama better known as Santa Rita, stated that the mining company is creating obstacles to continue building the school on the land that the same ejido she bestowed.
The ejidatarios, who, with documents in their hands, demonstrated to the state police and army that they were the real owners of the land and title of the water concession, pointed out that they will go to great lengths to enforce their right to water for human consumption and remediation of environmental damage by the Canadian company.
A video began circulating on social networks showing the protest of the ejidatarios, which also observes the officer of the Public Prosecution Service accompanied by law enforcement officers talking to local residents.