Assembly in Defense of Land and Territory
Saturday, August 23, 2008
In the face of this exaggerated legal delay and the open collusion between local judicial authorities and the transnational corporations, members of the Assembly in Defense of Land and Territory of the Isthmus decided to pay a “collective visit” on August 19, 2008, to this government employee who hasn’t taken action on the more than 120 claims for the nullification of contracts for the use of lands that the foreign and principally Spanish transnational corporations (Union Fenosa, Preneal, Gamesa, Endesa) through deception, were able to get the communal land owners of Juchitan, Union Hidalgo and Xadani to sign, leasing their land for the installation of wind energy parks. Upon becoming aware of the deception and the shameless plundering that it meant, the land owners decided, through existing legal channels, to fight for the annulment of these contracts.
On August 19, after waiting for an official response for more than seven months, in front of the civil judge we demanded that he keep his word and take action and demanded that on Friday, August 22, he present us with documentation verifying that the corporations are being notified of the claims for nullification which we first presented in December 2006.