Maude Barlow will be in Temacapulín, Mexico this coming November 5-6 to participate in the Permanent Peoples Tribunal examining the impacts of the construction of dams in Mexico. The Tribunal panel will hear about the El Zapotillo, Cerro de Oro, Paso de la Reina, La Parota and El Naranjal dams. The pre-hearing in Temacapulín on the environment is being coordinated by MAPDER (Movimiento Mexicano de Afectados por las Presas y en Defensa de los Rios/ Mexican Movement of People Affected by Dams and in Defense of Rivers), HIC-AL (Habitat International Coalition-Latin America), and other organizations. The information that the Tribunal panel gathers in early-November will be presented at a final Permanent Peoples Tribunal hearing in Mexico in early-2014.

To read about the Zapotillo dam, please see More on the Cerro de Oro dam at Council of Canadians commentary on major dams around the world can be read at

Additionally, Barlow will be speaking at a public forum in Mexico City on the human right to water on November 8,

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Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist, writer and the executive director of Peace Brigades International-Canada. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin...