dorset chiapas solidarity

May 21, 2016

Zinacantán mobilizes against water privatization

Filed under: water — Tags: , , — dorsetchiapassolidarity @ 9:24 am



Zinacantán mobilizes against water privatization




On May 15, 2016, villagers from the pueblo of Zinacantán went on a pilgrimage which started from the church of San Lorenzo and went as far as the spring which is located in the area of the municipal headquarters. Here it ended with a Mass to thank the spring for providing the possibility for the population to have water.

The main reason for this action was to denounce the fact that the municipality wants to privatize water through the collection of a “tax” on water use. “We have never paid tax for water, water belongs to everyone. Whatever their religion, political party or ways of thinking, water is available to everyone here,” said one of the coordinators of the action in an interview.



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