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Mexico creates justice commission for Yaqui people

Mexican President Andr茅s Manuel L贸pez Obrador聽signed a decree that sets up a Justice Commission for the Yaqui People, seeking to resolve problems of land, water, health, education and infrastructure faced by the indigenous group. The decree was signed during a visit by L贸pez Obrador to the Yaqui community of V铆cam, in Sonora state. The decree seeks to redress a long history of oppression, massacres, slavery and land theft faced by the Yaqui. L贸pez Obrador said that the Yaqui are Mexico’s most persecuted indigenous group, stating, “All the original inhabitants suffered robbery, but no people suffered as much as the Yaqui.” The president also said that he had agreed to modify the route of the planned Guaymas-El Oro gas pipeline that was supposed to run through Yaqui territory.聽(Photo via Articulo 19)

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Mexico: narco-dystopia amid Trump-AMLO schmooze

Mexico’s President Lopez Obrador met with Trump at the White House to inaugurate the new trade treaty that replaces NAFTA. Embarrassingly, the meeting was punctuated by horrific new outbursts of narco-violence in Mexico. And the country’s promised cannabis legalization鈥攎andated by the high court and looked to as a de-escalation of the dystopian drug war鈥攊s stalled by a paralyzed Congress. (Photo:聽Secretar铆a de Seguridad y Protecci贸n Ciudadana)

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Mexico: AMLO declares drug war ‘over’ 鈥攂ut is it?

Already officially studying the possibility of cannabis legalization, Mexico's new populist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has now announced a formal end to the "war on drugs" that has only seemed to fuel the narco-violence over the past 10 years. However, military troops are still being mobilized for narcotics enforcement from Chiapas to Chihuahua—including marijuana eradication. (Photo: Sexenio)

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Mexico: one dead as Yaqui protest pipeline

Yaqui indigenous communities on opposite sides over a proposed gas pipeline through Mexico's Sonora state clashed at the construction site, leaving at least one dead.

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Mexico: Cananea toxic spills continue

Long favored by the Mexican government, Grupo México is becoming a major embarrassment as its biggest mine persists in polluting the Sonora River.

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Sonora: mining threatens disappearing waters

Water was cut off to the capital of Mexico's Sonora state after a toxic spill at a mine turned a river orange—as Yaqui Indians protest theft of their waters by a new aqueduct.

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Army troops sent to patrol Mexico City suburb

Mexico has for the first time sent soldiers to patrol suburbs of the capital, following the slaying of a politician in Nezahualc贸yotl鈥攖he latest in a wave of killings in the district.