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Oaxaca Wind Energy Controversy(53 images)

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  • Fishermen of Pueblo Viejo de San Dionisio, a small isolated fishing community get off a boat to begin fishing in Isthmus of Tehuantapec in the early hours of the morning. ..The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land.
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  • Fishermen from the town of Pueblo Viejo de San Dionisio prepare their nets before heading out to fish...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • Teodulo Gallegos Pablo, a fisherman and village authority, shields his face from a blast of wind just before the sun rises as he walks to a fishing area on the island of Pueblo Viejo de San Dionisio, a small isolated fishing community in Isthmus of Tehuantapec...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land.
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  • A constant and powerful wind blows through La Venta, Oaxaca where foreign companies have build wind farms. ..The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • Teodulo Gallegos Pablo, a fisherman and village authority in Pueblo Viejo fishes for shrimp outside Pueblo Viejo de San Dionisio...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • Members of the Bienes Comunales of Santa Maria signed an agreement with windmill companies because they felt they had no other opportunities in the area. Here they are taking notes during an interview. ..The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land.
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  • A fisherman of San Mateo cuts palms to protect his boat from the harsh sun...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • A fisherman seperates fish for his family members to cook in the town of Pueblo Viejo de San Dionisio...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • A view of Pueblo Viejo de San Dionisio, a small isolated fishing community in Isthmus of Tehuantapec in the early hours of the morning. ..The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land.
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  • Wind blows through the tall grass in La Venta...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • A portrait of Francisco Valle Piamonte, mayor of San Mateo, a town feuding with Santa Maria, a town which has agreed to permit the construction of wind farms on disputed territory...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • Residents of Santa Maria bring supplies to the shore for boats to carry to their town because their highway has been blocked due to disputes over the wind farms. Santa Maria and San Mateo are feuding because Santa Maria has agreed to permit the construction of wind farms on disputed territory...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • A young boy in rests in a hammock in San Dionisio...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • Brothers around their home to build a new furnace for cooking in San Mateo, Oaxaca...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • Young Icootz girls from a school at San Mateo,a small isolated fishing community in Isthmus of Tehuantapec,  practice building human pyramids in preparation for a community event. ..The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • An Ikootz student in San Mateo, a town feuding with Santa Maria, a town which has agreed to permit the construction of wind farms on disputed territory...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • The land of Pueblo Viejo is only accessible by boat, windmill companies hope to construct a highway to the peninsula. ..The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • A young boy plays baseball with the backdrop of wind farms in La Venta, Oaxaca...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • Young Ikootz students practice a dance for a town performance in San Mateo, a town feuding with Santa Maria, a town which has agreed to permit the construction of wind farms on disputed territory...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • A fisherman walks out to a fishing area with his tools in Pueblo Viejo de San Dionisio in the early hours of the morning....The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • A fisherman heads out to fish in Pueblo Viejo...The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • A steady northern wind collides against the oncoming ocean break of the coast of Santa Maria. ..The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • Zapotec campesinos repair a fence on their land in La Venta, Oaxaca where foreign companies have placed windfarms. ..The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • A fisherman of San Mateo closes his eyes during an interview as he reflects on the possible effects the windmills could bring to his community. ..The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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  • A woman sells sweets in the market of Juchitan, Oaxaca. ..The Isthmus of Tehuantapec, long a center for indigenous land ownership, is now embroiled in a land dispute over wind farm land...Called “Mexico’s little waist,” the Isthmus is a wind tunnel that links the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific through mountain passes at the narrowest part of Mexico. The geographical funnel makes it one of the windiest places in North America and for a decade wind energy companies have been jostling to acquire land to power the likes of Coca-Cola and Wal Mart.
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