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Oaxaca Wind Energy Controversy(53 images)

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  • A restaurant sells coffee and tourist items in hopes for new business brought in by the windfarms 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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  • Fishermen 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...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 students from a school at San Mateo, a small isolated fishing community in Isthmus of Tehuantapec, learn their traditional language...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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  • Two women dance during a party in the town of San Mateo...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
  • A fishing camp in 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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  • Young Ikootz students practice a dance as a serpent 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • A woman sells dried fish 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • Teodulo Gallegos Pablo, a fisherman and village authority in Pueblo Viejo rests in a hammock...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
  • Teodulo Gallegos Pablo, top, a fisherman and village authority, eats lunch with his son 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • A traditional fishing method uses a kite anchored to the shore to harness the wind and take the nets out to sea...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
  • A view of fields around San Dionisio 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • Wind blasts sand across the beach...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
  • Bird kills are one of the main concerns of biologists in the region against the construction of more windmills. ..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
  • A local man tends to his cattle 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
  • A view of La Venta at night...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
  • Two fishermen relax after a day of fishing near 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • A view of windmills outside the town of La Venta, Oaxaca Mexico in the 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • A view 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • A flock of birds takes off at dusk in 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • A fisherman 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • A view of the sea 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • From left, Teodulo Gallegos and "El Rey" Gallegos walk back to their boat after a day of fishing near 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.
    oaxacawindf...JPG
  • Teodulo Gallegos Pablo, a fisherman and village authority in Pueblo Viejo at days end...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


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