Guaymas, Sonora.- The president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador signed this Saturday afternoon a decree to restore around 30 thousand hectares to the Yaqui people in the community of Belem Pitahaya, in the municipality of Guaymas, Sonora.
Accompanied by the Governor of Sonora, Alfonso Durazothe president of Mexico stated that he decided to advance the signing of this decree before November 20, the commemorative date of the Mexican Revolution.
López Obrador stressed that it is a historic day for all the original peoples of Mexico. In addition, he stressed that the signing of this decree is part of the Justice Plan for the Yaqui people.
At the event, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador was accompanied by the Governor of Sonora, Alfonso Durazo; the director of the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples (INPI) and head of the Yaqui justice plan, Adelfo Regino Motes; as well as the mayor of Guaymas, Karla Córdova González and the secretary of Agrarian Development (Sedatu), Román Meyer Falcón.
“There is talk that this is a historic act, because around 30,000 hectares are being restored to the Yaqui peoples. We take into account that there is the possibility of expanding this restitution, but we have already complied, let’s say, it is a first stage,” López Obrador said.
“We are going to move forward, because here is the team that is going to work with you, because working with you, bringing justice to the Yaqui peoples, is a tribute to all those who lost their lives, those who fought in the Revolution for justice, freedom, democracy, sovereignty,” he added.
Andrés Manuel López Obrador affirmed that he will return every two or three months to supervise the advances in the aqueduct and in the irrigation district.
The president and the head of Sedatu signed the document in which the return to the Yaqui people of 29,241 hectares of land is recorded.
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For his part, Alfonso Durazo pointed out that in addition to the restitution of land to the Yaqui community, the streets of eight original towns will be improved.