Monday, April 02, 2012

Mexican Supreme Court Ruling Favors Tarahumara

Mexico Supreme Court says Tarahumara have Constitutional right to participate in projects that would affect them
In a little-noticed decision with possible national repercussions, Mexico’s high court has come out in favor of an indigenous community in the state of Chihuahua. In a ruling publicized this month, Mexican Supreme Court justices determined that the community of Huitosachi has a right to participate in the decision-making of the Copper Canyon Trust Fund, an organization spearheading tourism development in Chihuahua’s Sierra Tarahumara region.

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