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The Fight for Justice for Mariano Abarca Breaks New Ground in Federal Court

March 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Location:360 Tory Building

Mariano Abarca was a Mexican anti-mining activist killed by security guards hired by a Canadian mining firm. Latin American and Caribbeans Studies and Mining Watch Canada are hosting a discussion with members of the Abarca Family and Allies to talk about economic diplomacy, Mariano’s legacy, and why the case is important and precedent-setting.

With presentations from:

Shin Imai: Professor Emeritus at Osgoode Hall Law School and Director of the Justice and Corporate Accountability Project (JCAP). Legal counsel to the Abarca family.

Jose Luis Abarca: Son of Mariano Abarca, Mexican activist who was arrested and then murdered for his role in the struggle against the Canadian mining company, Blackfire Exploration’s mine in Chicomuselo, Chiapas.

Uriel Abarca Roblero: Brother to Mariano Abarca Libertad Diaz Vera: Otros Mundos Chiapas

Martina María de los Angeles Mariscal Pioquinto: Journalist and Professor at the Autonomous University of Chiapas