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UPDATE: Chivarra to speak against First Majestic Silver mine

Mexico City-based Blue Planet Project organizer Claudia Campero Arena has alerted us to the threat posed by First Majestic Silver, a Canadian-based mining company, to water in the Real de Catorce desert in the state of San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

It has now been circulated by e-mail that, “Jesus Lara Chivarra of the Wixakari (Huichol) tribe has traveled this month from his native Mexico to share his culture and speak about the issues his people face today. An artist and healer, he is a native of the San Sebastian Teponahuaxtlán and serves as a member of the coordinating board of the Wirikuta Defense Front. …Mr. Chivarra is also available for interviews (English interpreter provided) through May 19.” To do so, contact ieagray@hotmail.com.

The First Majestic Silver’s annual shareholders meeting takes place on Thursday May 19 at 9:30 am at the Terminal City Tower, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.

For background on the concerns being raised about this mining project, please go to the Council of Canadians website at http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=7808.