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Human Rights at Risk in La Parota Dam Project [Mexico]

Author: Amnesty International USA , Published on: 5 August 2007

Amnesty International is concerned that human rights are at risk in the preparation and implementation of La Parota hydroelectric dam...the lack of full, accurate, accessible and impartial information...the manner in which the process of consultation has been carried out has contributed to a tense and, sometimes, violent atmosphere in affected communities, in which community leaders and human rights defenders have faced violence, threats and intimidation...Amnesty International is extremely concerned at reports that the CFE [state company Federal Commission of Electricity (CFE)] and state authorities have flouted the decisions of competent tribunals.

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Related companies: Comisión Federal de Electricidad (CFE)