The Search Commission for Persons in Sonora denounced the disappearance of 10 indigenous Yaquis in a stretch of highway that goes from Loma de Bacum to the El Coyote ranch.
The 10 men were last seen on July 14 when they were traveling along this road, according to the search tabs.
This is Braulio Pérez Sol, Leocadio Galaviz Cruz, Juan Justino Galaviz Cruz, Gustavo Acosta Hurtado, Benjamín Pórtela Peralta, Heladio Molina Zavala, Fabián Sombra Miranda, Martín Hurtado Flores, Fabián Valencia Romero and Artemio Arballo Canizalez.
We ask for your support in locating BENJAMÍN PÓRTELA PERALTA. Any information, to the email [email protected]
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– Sonora People Search Commission (@ComisionSonora) July 19, 2021
In accordance with Bridge Project, all members of the Yoemia Troop of the original Yaqui people of Loma de Bácum.
The Sonoran media also reported that police corporations that make up the Coordination Table for Peace and Security in Sonora carry out search operations for the 10 men.
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Members of the Yaqui Traditional Guard also participate.
Just last June, Sonora authorities found in a clandestine grave in the community of Vícam, Guaymas, the remains of Tomás Rojo Valencia, leader of the Yaqui community and defender of water, reported missing since May 27.
Rojo Valencia was considered one of the spokespersons for the eight towns in resistance during the construction and subsequent commissioning of the Independencia aqueduct -during the administration of Guillermo Padrés in the state-, to bring water from the Yaqui River basin to the capital Hermosillo .
The opposition for the construction of this aqueduct was because while the state government extracted the water from the Yaqui River to supply the two most inhabited cities of Sonora, Hermosillo and Ciudad Obregón, it did not guarantee the supply in the eight towns of the Yaqui tribe.