[WSMDiscuss] English version of our Press Conference Bulletin on the NAICM- 11/Dic/2018.

Azril Bacal Roij bazril1 at lamolina.edu.pe
Sun Dec 16 19:43:50 CET 2018

Why mixing pears with apples?
Is it an either/or situation?
At any rate, Antonio Turrent thank me for the information!

El dom., 16 dic. 2018 a las 15:22, Manuel Paulet (<mpauleti at gmail.com>)

> En realidad....que opinan de la construcción del aeropuerto de
> Chincheros?  Cuál es el beneficio y para quienes?  Cuál es el daño
> verdadero y para quienes?
> Abrazos
> Mañuco
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Dec 16, 2018, at 8:07 AM, Azril Bacal Roij <bazril1 at lamolina.edu.pe>
> wrote:
> *Thank you for your valuable support for wide distribution.*
> *Facebook.com/Coordinadora <http://Facebook.com/Coordinadora> de Pueblos y
> Organizaciones del Oriente del Estado de México*
> *Twitter: CPOOEM_Edomex*
> In the year 2014, with the Enrique Peña Nieto Government announcement of
> the *New Mexico City International Airport (NAICM) construction project
> reactivation in the  Texcoco Lake*, those of us who integrate the *“Original
> inhabitants and NGOs eastern State of Mexico coordination in defense of
> land, water and culture”*(Coordinadora de Pueblos y Organizaciones del
> Oriente del Estado de México en Defensa de la Tierra, el Agua y su Cultura)
> and as *Nahua People of the Valley of Mexico *are part of the *National
> Indigenous Congress*, raise our voices to emphasize the negative impact
> that this would mean, because it is a project that would centralize the
> service at a single airport, disabling the existing Airport System in the
> central region of the country and causing the Texcoco Lake death, *-a
> site of very high historical value, symbol of the nation, natural rain
> water and temperature controller and ecological balance axis for the entire
> Mexico Valley basin (climate change and global warming), place of nesting
> and reproduction of thousands of migrating birds and harvesting of
> nutritional ancestral treasures such as Spirulina, the ahuautle, the
> tequexquite and earth salt-* in addition to pollution by waste, smog and
> noise; the devastation of plants and animals endemic species; sanctuaries
> destruction, sacred hills and their archaeological wealth, including the
> prehistoric strip of the lake shore; the pipelining of rivers and springs;
> the paving of the vegetal layer that would prevent rainwater filtration to
> recharge aquifers; the intense use of electricity; the over-population; the
> construction of housing units, shopping malls, industrial and wind power
> parks, solar panel farms, gas pipelines, gigantic landfills and
> incinerators; the loss of food sovereignty and local trade; the breakdown
> of the social tissue; over-exploitation of earth natural resources and
> climate disaster, condemning ejidos (public common lands), indigenous
> communities and original  nahua peoples heirs of the ancient wisdom, such
> as traditional medicine and our nahuatl mother tongue, to poverty,
> displacement and extinction; as well as the collapse of the very Mexico
> city.
> From that time onwards, we have worked tirelessly and by our own means, to
> inform and contribute to the people awareness on the false progress
> discourse and the serious Airport project construction effects (NAICM);
> additionally, with the help of first level solidarity scientists from our
> country and abroad, have managed to demonstrate based on specialized
> studies its *non-viability* in a highly seismic zone, three times saltier
> than sea water, which is also the lowest point of the Valley of Mexico
> Basin and with an imminent risk of sinking and flooding.
> But the Mexico City Airport Group and the Federal Government seemed
> unwilling to hear and despite our warnings and recommendations, initiated
> the New Airport works and the connectivity works, hand in hand with
> speculation, deception, the fraudulent assemblies, land dispossession,
> illegal appropriation of hundreds of hectares which affected the ejidal and
> communal life of the peoples; homes demolition, repression and violent
> evictions of ejidal camps that were defending their territory, the
> government used this purpose security forces (army, navy, police and the
> PRI paramilitary *Antorcha Campesina* groups), with the complicity of
> institutions such as SCT, CONAGUA, SEMARNAT, CFE, SEDATU, INAH, State and
> Municipal governments, agricultural authorities and related Ejido
> commissaries and  delegates.
> Also initiated the land leveling for runways construction, which consisted
> of the removal of the natural Texcoco Lake soil and toxic sludge sediments
> removal from Mexico City open drains that over decades CONAGUA has been
> depositing there together with rubble and other debris from buildings and
> hospitals that collapsed during de 1985 earthquake. There are millions of
> tons of these debris, that thousands of trucks and trailers carried away
> and which were used to fill old mines tunnels in the mountain area of
> Texcoco and other neighboring fraternal towns, contaminating crop lands and
> ground water aquifers. In addition, hundreds of hills of the basin were
> dynamited and devastated for the extraction of materials such as volcanic
> rock, basalt, and tepetate, to be used as soil replacement, causing
> irreversible environmental damage to the lake bed and its surroundings.
> Deforestation and destruction of natural vegetation continues and the
> concrete pouring in the river channels, as well as cutting, stripping and
> bring down trees, with the introduction of invasive alien species to
> Mexico, among other crimes.
> In 2015 we continued our organizational effort creating the *Non-parties
> Wide Front against the New Airport and other Mega-projects in Mexico’s
> Valley* and in 2016, our struggle against the new six runway airport
> construction in Texcoco Lake basin, joined the *Global Action against
> Aviation Expansion and the construction of more airports in the world*,
> because it is the most atmosphere polluting industry on the planet, the one
> with highest energy consumption and the primary responsible for climate
> change; in addition to the fight against the use of biofuels.
> In that same year 2016, we also alerted on the *Precautionary Principle*
> which as being part of the international treaties signed by Mexico, already
> has constitutional category within the country; as well as the *debt*
> derived from the mega-project and our founded fear that it would fall upon
> the people of Mexico, reason why we *delivered letters to foreign banks
> main offices and representations in Mexico that were to finance the
> megaproject*, and express our disagreement *over irresponsible Government
> borrowing and the risks* *implied *by the investments that as financial
> institutions decided to make through loans and bond issues for the
> construction of the *New Mexico City International Airport (NAICM)* and
> requesting them not to make any more loans to the then Mexican federal
> Government, *whose payment neither future Governments nor the people of
> Mexico would guarantee*, as they would doom our people to live in
> indefinite misery, for payment and the high debt cost together with the
> existing serious corruption in the funds management and project costs
> increase, as we were sure, would not be respected, but would significantly
> increase, as it has happened in Latin America and other parts of the world
> such as in Greece, Spain and Argentina, although in Mexico we already have
> a *FOBAPROA *whereby the Government obliges the people to pay the debts
> of private companies and their own.
> *So the NAICM investing banks, were warned!*
> By 2017, the *over-costs, corruption and project delays* were evident, so
> the Federal Government enabled 14 kilometers of track-roads and a freight
> train to accelerate the work and avoid the possible *New Airport*
> cancellation; but the rainy season and the September 19 quake confirmed the
> inevitable, *its resounding failure*.
> This 2018, we were received by the * North America, Central America and
> the Caribbean regional headquarters, of the UN International Civil Aviation
> Organization (ICAO-ICAO)*, where in writing and verbally *we denounced*
> that the New Mexico City International Airport *(NAICM), mega-project,
> does not follow actual needs, but a business cause of business economic
> groups and political power*; as well as irreversible damage to
> ecosystems, the environment, climate change, Earth's atmosphere pollution
> and the planet ozone layer; providing Aeronautics industry data showing
> that New Airport has errors in its design and planning *and does not meet
> international safety, efficacy and environment impact* * standards *which
> are the ICAO ICAO-UN responsibility to monitor and enforce.
> On the other hand, we attended the 8th edition of the *World Social Forum
> on migration*, where we also denounce our problematical and the looming
> threat of our peoples forced displacement by the folly and imposition of
> the New Airport construction, the Aerotropolis and associated works, in the
> Valley of Mexico Valley.
> Additionally, we presented *a writing to the SEMARNAT head*, with copy to
> the then still President Enrique Peña Nieto and other involved agencies of
> the three Government levels, asking them the following: *Who will answer
> and compensate the environmental impact of the New Airport construction to
> our lands and ancestral territories, natural resources and historical,
> archaeological and cultural heritage that was invaded, stripped,
> contaminated and destroyed; violating our interests, human rights and
> self-governing fundamental rights of ownership and possession as original
> peoples, communities and neighborhoods?*
> Finally, given the media consultation illegality to give a way out to the
> Peña Nieto Government of not admitting his failure with the New Airport
> project construction in the Texcoco Lake, due to the complicated terrain
> conditions and geological terrain and cost duplication; and the current
> Federal Government and the Mexico City Airport Group statements that the
> NAICM construction work in the Texcoco Lake would continue "*until* *the
> project is once again reviewed, its advances and negotiate with creditors
> and investors the debt bonds*", we were forced to add a legal tool to our
> struggle, for which we constituted the *Foundation: Life, Nature and
> Legacy of the Valley of Mexico, A.C*. and certified before a notary
> public the opinions of professionals and other supporting documents, with
> the solidarity and support of the *“Movimiento de Abogados Insumisos
> Zapatistas”* (Movement of Non-submissive Zapatist Lawyers, by its spanish
> acronym-MAIZ) and in our capacity as members  of the Foundation and the
> Valley of Mexico indigenous Nahua peoples, Acolhua descendants, filing an *environmental
> criminal lawsuit before the Attorney General of the Republic (PGR)*, - *which
> has already been admitted* - against the Mexico City Airport Group, S.A.
> de C.V., the National Water Commission, the Secretariat of Communications
> and Transport, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural resources, as
> well as who or those result responsible, *for crimes committed against
> the Environment and the Environmental management.*
> In accordance with the Constitution article 4th on Environmental Damage
> Liability, *we ask and urge the judge*, to provide instructions where
> relevant, *so that New Mexico City International Airport works that are
> being carried out in the Texcoco Lake area are suspended, due to
> environmental crimes it implies, and through this environmental criminal
> lawsuit, the NAICM mega-project is definitely cancelled* at any point in
> the Valley of Mexico and the rest of the country, as it is demonstrably *UNVIABLE,
> UNNECESSARY, ECOCIDE and UNAFFORDABLE. Contemplating the recovery of the
> entire System of Lakes of the Valley of Mexico and return to the condition
> as they were, since for us the non-parties and anti-capitalists a lake, the
> rivers, the trees, the water, the air and our capacity of producing healthy
> food and medicinal plants, as well as our history and culture, are of
> immeasurable value.*
> *"The TEXCOCO Lake DESERVES to live, because it mirrors the homeland, the
> nation was born in it and must remain being a Lake and its rivers recovered
> and re-hydrated, to bring life back to the entire VALLEY OF Mexico”.*
> *Valley of Mexico, December 11, 2018.*
> <Boletín de Prensa 11 Dic 2018 - English - copia-page-001.jpg>
> <Boletín de Prensa 11 Dic 2018 - English - copia-page-002.jpg>
> <Boletín de Prensa 11 Dic 2018 - English - copia-page-003.jpg>
> <Boletín de Prensa 11 Dic 2018 - English - copia-page-004.jpg>
> <Boletín de Prensa 11 Dic 2018 - English - sin logo.docx>
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <https://lists.openspaceforum.net/pipermail/wsm-discuss/attachments/20181216/594bb9c2/attachment.htm>

More information about the WSM-Discuss mailing list