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Mexican Military Targets Zapatistas and Yaqui in Deadly Spying, Hacktivists Reveal

by Brenda Norrell
A hacker's collective leaked the spy files of Mexico's Ministry of Defense, revealing spying on the Zapatistas and their supporters during the Journey for Life in Europe in 2021. The spy files include Mexico's targeting of powerful Indigenous women, Yaqui in Vicam, and Indigenous movement leaders in Mexico.
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Mexico's Government Spy Files on Yaqui and Zapatistas in Europe Leaked by Hacker Collective

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

A hacker's collective leaked the spy files of Mexico's Ministry of Defense, revealing spying on the Zapatistas and their supporters during the Journey for Life in Europe in 2021. The spy files include Mexico's targeting of powerful Indigenous women, Yaqui in Vicam, and Indigenous movement leaders in Mexico.

The files were released by the hacktivists Guacamaya.

The leaked files reveal the Mexican government spying on the Yaqui Traditional Authority in Vicam, Sonora, where Vicam Yaqui spokesmen have been kidnapped, imprisoned and assassinated.

Tomas Rojo, spokesman for the Vicam water protectors, was kidnapped on May 27, 2021, brutally murdered and buried in the desert at Vicam. Rojo's assassination follows the resistance to the Independence aqueduct and theft of Yaqui River water, highway blockades on a major highway at Vicam, and the international water forums hosted in the community.

Read the full article at Censored News
https://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2022/10/mexicos-government-spy-files-on-yaqui.html

Photo collage by Censored News of the photos in the leaked spy files of Mexico's Ministry of Defense: Zapatistas in their communities; Zapatistas tour in Europe, and aerial images. Most of the photos were already published by the Zapatistas on their website.
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by Brenda Norrell
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Photo 1:Yaqui Traditional Authority Spokesperson Tomas Rojo was kidnapped and brutally assassinated. Rojo was one of numerous Indigenous in the states of Sonora and Sinaloa, south of Arizona, who oppose Mexico's government theft of water, abuse of natural resources, development, and militarized oppression, who have been assassinated. Photo 2: Vicam Yaqui International Water Forum. Photo copyright Brenda Norrell.
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