Mexico: 35 tons of explosives unguarded at mine, potential catastrophe

Posted on September 13, 2012 • Filed under: Explosives / Bombs, Latin America Mining, Mexico

According to, in Sombrerete San Martin mine in Zacatecas, on strike for more than five years, are accumulated explosives with the potential to destroy entire cities and towns of the state, said National Union of Mineworkers.

In a letter to officials of the national and state executive, accused of negligence in Grupo Mexico, Germán Larrea Mota Velasco.

The Ministry of National Defense (SEDENA) was not involved, as it is required to be placed under protection such explosives stored in the mine in operation whose destructive potential is enormous, said the protesters.

Grupo Mexico, “with his thugs and drug addicts” invaded the mine on August 31 and does nothing to prevent misuse of that arsenal of explosives, say in a statement.

They note that the San Martin mine was invaded by more than 300 rappers and paramilitary precisely when the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) is close to resolving the status of the strike in the workplace. Read Article

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