Mexico: Indigenous communities fight back over wind farms
July 1, 2016
PBI Mexico has a team in the state of Oaxaca who have been observing and accompanying a consultation process being carried out with indigenous communities in Isthmus of Tehuantepec where many large-scale wind farms are located and more are planned.
More than 60% of the population of Oaxaca identify themselves as indigenous. There are communities of Zapotecos, Huaves, Mixes, Chontales and Zoques living in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec. The lack of protection for indigenous communities has generated worrying situations of social conflict and alarming levels of violence against indigenous community members, who are constant targets of harassment, death threats, and physical aggressions.