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April 29, 2015
Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. Locals have suffered health damage because of exposure to heavy metals from the mine.  Rios Leon holds a list of all the heavy metals found in a test of his blood. Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico. Locals have suffered health damage because of exposure to heavy metals from the mine. Rios Leon holds a list of all the heavy metals found in a test of his blood. Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, The drum and bugle corps of  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, The drum and bugle corps of Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, The drum and bugle corps of  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, The drum and bugle corps of Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Sergio Tolano head of Section 65 of the miners union, Los Mineros speaking at a rally.  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Sergio Tolano head of Section 65 of the miners union, Los Mineros speaking at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Heriberto Verdugo leader of Los Mineros in Cananea speaking at a rally.  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Heriberto Verdugo leader of Los Mineros in Cananea speaking at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking. © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Striking miners at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs. Sergio Martinez and Juan Velasquez are miners blacklisted for striking.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Martha Patricia Velarde Ortega, leader of the local community resisting the contamination of the river, speaking at a rally.  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Martha Patricia Velarde Ortega, leader of the local community resisting the contamination of the river, speaking at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Manny Armenta an orginizer from the U.S. union for miners, the USW, which has supported the strikers in Cananea and their union, speaking at a rally.  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Manny Armenta an orginizer from the U.S. union for miners, the USW, which has supported the strikers in Cananea and their union, speaking at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico,  Juan Linares of the miners union, Los Mineros at a rally.  Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations.  They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004.  They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.  © David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk

Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, Juan Linares of the miners union, Los Mineros at a rally. Striking miners march at the Cananea copper mine occupying a pumping station, which has shut down mine operations. They are joined by residents and farmers of towns on the Sonora River, who were devastated by a release of 40,000 cubic meters of acid and heavy metal waste in August 2004. They are demanding the government intervene to force the mine owner, Grupo Mexico, to clean up the river and return the striking miners to their jobs.
© David Bacon/reportdigital.co.uk