Canadian Mining Company Set to Destroy Mexican Heritage Village

Jamie Kneen

National Program Co-Lead

Mike Boylan visited the community of Cerro de San Pedro, San Luis Potosí, Mexico on November 7 and 8, 2006, where the unlicensed activities of Minera San Xavier, a subsidiary of Metallica Resources, threaten to destroy the community. He witnessed and documented rapid activity of heavy machinery in preparation to begin large scale blasting and both heard and felt explosions coming from the mine site. The mine is clearly progressing with its activities while lacking legal clearance, access rights to land and environmental permits.

Canadian owned mining company Minera San Xavier is set to destroy Cerro San Pedro, a Mexican heritage village home to 150