Issue Date: Sep 15, 2002
Oil industry heavyweight Pemex had to throw in the towel recently when a group of irate fisherfolk brought operations at its refinery in Salina Cruz, in Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca, to a grinding halt. The protesters were demanding compensation for damage which, they claim, was caused by a diesel fuel leak that occurred when a pipeline was illegally tapped last April in Juchitan, Oaxaca.
Recent Supreme Court order in Vedanta case holds hope for tribal community life
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