Armed group breaks into Casa Madero vineyards due to water shortage |  Videos

Casa Madero reported that on Wednesday afternoon a armed group broke into his vineyards and seized its irrigation infrastructure in Parras De la Fuente, Coahuila.

In a statement, the winery said that previously, a group of people appeared at the entrance of its facilities threatening to invade them, which was made known to officials from the administration of the governor, Miguel Ángel Riquelme, as well as the municipal president of Vines of the Source, Fernando Orozco Lara.

Both authorities had guaranteed Casa Madero that this situation would be addressed to avoid any damage to its property. It is also important to report that, at the time of the violent act, help was requested from the municipal police, who never answered the calls from the Casa Madero security personnel.

He added that at the time of the break-in, he asked for help from the municipal police, who, he said, never responded to calls from Casa Madero’s security personnel.

Casa Madero indicated that “it is striking” that the irruption occurs just after the announcement of its incorporation into the Association of Tajos de Aguas de Parras, which includes ejidatarios and businessmen from the region, to find solutions to the general shortage of water for use. agricultural, problem that the authorities have not managed to solve and that opened space for the sale of water to third parties.

According to local media, the group of people entered the place to claim the “theft” of water by the winery.

The legal adviser of the Movement for the Defense of Water of Parras de la Fuente, Josué Hernández Morales, affirmed that the only weapons with which the peasants arrived were two earth shovels and a talache, which they would use to make their gate and divert the water. that corresponds to them, according to the medium The Century of Torreón.

He detailed thatAbout 350 peasants affected from the ejidos 28 de Agosto, San Francisco and San Lorenzo, which are the strongest ejidos, in addition to Balbuena, Palmeras and Ejido Parras.

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He explained that the problem arises because the peasants have the right to about 75 liters per second, only in the case of those from the San Lorenzo ejido, and the winery let them pass between 20 and 25 liters. “Casa Madero has been stealing nearly 40 liters of water per second for 20 or 30 years, nothing else from that ejido, until right now they were letting them pass between 20 and 25 litersand their orchards were already drying up, and they decided that they would drink the water that corresponds to them and protects them according to the presidential decree,” he assured.

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