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Company Response

20 Jan 2023

Ternium second response on the disappearance of two defenders after meeting with company


"In view of the events of public knowledge that occurred in the community of Aquila, we inform that:

Ternium expresses its solidarity with the families of those affected and with the community of Aquila, of which it forms part, and hopes for the prompt clarification of these events.

Ternium is against any kind of violence and categorically rejects any speculation and/or defamation that attempts to link it with any kind of illegal activity.

At Ternium, we operate at all times within the framework of the law and with a broad sense of social responsibility in all our activities.

In the municipality of Aquila, Michoacán, our mining operation has all the permits required by the relevant authorities and in accordance with agreements reached with the community of San Miguel de Aquila more than ten years ago, which have been complied with in a timely manner.

Ternium is a leading public company in steel manufacturing in Latin America, which operates transparently and under the highest standards of control in all its operations.


From Ternium we are following with great concern what is happening in the community of San Miguel de Aquila where Ricardo Lagunes and Antonio Díaz, important leaders of the community, are missing.

We express our solidarity with the families of those affected and we are in permanent contact with the authorities to follow the evolution of the case and offer our help before the difficult situation of uncertainty that the families and the community"


(Translated by the BHRRC)