The Canadian Press reports that, "A Mexican mine run by a Canadian company embroiled in a controversy around the death of a local activist (Abarca Roblero) has been shut down over environmental concerns."
"Abarca Roblero was known as a passionate critic of Blackfire, which he blamed for contaminating local rivers and for killing local crops and livestock. ...Three men have been arrested in Abarca Roblero's death. All are linked in some way to Calgary-based Blackfire..."
"Carolina Ochoa of the Ministry of Environment for the state of Chiapas cited several alleged infractions by the Blackfire Exploration mine (as the reasons for closing the mine), including building roads without authorization, polluting and causing toxic emissions."
The Council of Canadians has been speaking out against the environmental damage caused by this mine.