Sonora Yaqui People

Mexico Restores Land to the Yaqui People

President AMLO Restores Land to the Yaqui People; Incoming President to Continue Justice Plans

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed the decree by which the Government of the Fourth Transformation historically restores 12,978 hectares of land to the Yaqui people of Sonora.

This action is part of the commitments established in the Justice Plan for the Yaqui People, which the president followed up on in an assembly with traditional authorities.

 

Mexico Restores Land to the Yaqui People.
Mexico Restores Land to the Yaqui People. Image Credit: Presidencia de Mexico.

 

Accompanied by the virtual president-elect, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, the head of the Executive committed to returning before September 30 and said that by then the aqueduct and the irrigation district currently under construction must be finished.

The Justice Plan for the Yaqui People also includes the establishment of one of the Benito Juárez Universities for Welfare, housing actions, and an IMSS Bienestar hospital.

The president assured that “there is nothing to worry about. The transition is guaranteed, and there will be continuity in all the Welfare Programs for our people.”

Along with members of the Legal and Extended Cabinet and the virtual president-elect, Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo, he referred to the academic preparation of the next head of the Executive.

He emphasized her experience in public service and “two very important things: she has been fighting for justice since she was young; (…) and the other, which is very important, (…) is honesty, and that is what the president has.”

“She fulfills the three basic principles of our movement: do not steal, do not lie, and do not betray the people,” he added.

The future president, the first in Mexico’s history, committed to governing based on Mexican Humanism to continue social justice actions through the Welfare Programs.

 

Mexico Restores Land to the Yaqui People. Image Credit: Presidencia de Mexico.

 

She announced that “two new programs are coming: support for all women aged 60 to 64 and scholarships for all children attending public preschool, primary, and secondary schools.”

The justice plans promoted by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, she noted, are historical reparations for the atrocities committed against indigenous peoples, particularly during the Porfiriato era.

She recalled that the president, in an unprecedented act, apologized for the state’s crimes, which was not just a word but translated into returning lands, providing water, and granting rights to the community.

 

 

Mexico Restores Land to the Yaqui People.
Mexico Restores Land to the Yaqui People. Image Credit: Presidencia de Mexico.

 

“That is why this moment is historical and deeply symbolic for me. In this transition, there is no forgetfulness; there is continuity of the Fourth Transformation, there is justice for indigenous peoples. Justice for the Yaqui people,” she asserted.

 


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