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Who benefits from Latin Americans being chased from their lands and sent to the United States?
This is Carlos Slim’s son, Carlos Slim-Domit. One could be fooled into thinking he is indigenous to the Americas, but nothing could be farther from the truth. He’s 100% Lebanese Maronite Christian. Carlos Slim-Helu (Sr.) is the richest man in Mexico and the 16th richest in the world. He owns 17% of the New York Times.
While Carlos Slim’s mining company has chased Mexican peasants off of their land, his foundation advises immigrants to the United States https://archive.vn/z9dZp on the law and on US welfare programs, such as WIC food for pregnant women, and food benefits for newborns: https://archive.vn/hjMQJ Migrant app page: https://archive.vn/kjh5b
Who benefits from Latin Americans being chased from their lands and sent to the United States? Some address the profits made by the cartels and drugs; others point out the profits made by organizations with contracts dealing with illegal immigrants, but few, if any, address mining and agricultural interests which run people off of the land. Carlos Slim, a large New York Times shareholder, who helped bail them out, owns six mines within Mexico. How many in Latin America? How many in the world? How many of the open borders advocates have vested interests in clearing the lands of Latin America, the Caribbean, (and Africa) of their peasants, whether for mining, agribusiness or property development? Organized crime (aka cartels) is sometimes involved in clearing the land and/or exploiting it.
As of 4/16/21 Maronite Lebanese-Mexican Carlos Slim Helu and family were ranked ranked the 16th richest in the world by Forbes. As of 11/9/21 the ranking still stands at 16th ($78.4 Billion). Slim owns 17% of the New York Times and Bill Gates is listed as a key connection: https://www.forbes.com/profile/carlos-slim-helu https://archive.md/fSlM2
He is from Mexico so he’s classified as “Hispanic”, even though he is Maronite Lebanese Christian, which means that if he, or his children, moved to the United States, they would be classified as a “minority” and able to get minority contracts; count toward “diversity” in universities, etc. On the other hand, if they had immigrated directly to the United States from Lebanon, they would be considered privileged white people.
The mining company, described below, is but one, of six, in Mexico, that Lebanese-Mexican Carlos Slim owns. Carlos Slim’s parents were both born in Lebanon, and he, himself, married a Lebanese. Slim’s one of the richest men in the world, and bailed out the New York Times, around the time that it started peddling what now appears to have been disinformation regarding Russiagate. Coincidence? He has or had business interests with Hillary fan Lynn Forester Rothschild. See 12 July 2010: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1293856/Rothschilds-big-fat-deal-Slim.html
Lynn Rothschild’s recent project: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2021/10/04/the-council-for-inclusive-capitalism-with-the-vatican-a-new-alliance-of-global-business-leaders-launched-december-8-2020-feast-of-the-immaculate-conception-of-mary-founded-by-lynn-forester-de-ro/
The mining interests also give him a vested interest in wrecking the US economy, because people then invest in precious metals, driving up his profits. Precious metals only have the value that people give them and are really little different from currency.
Residents of the Salaverna community in the Mazapil municipality have been resisting Carlos Slim’s Grupo Frisco subsidiary of Tayahua-Guerrero mine for over 12 years. Grupo Frisco is changing an underground mine to open surface copper mine and disappearing the village. Pressure from the mining company, in collusion with government authorities, has led many families to leave and their houses were destroyed. The church and schools were destroyed, as well.
In 2010, the “Asociación de Posesionarios de Majadas, Santa Olaya y Salaverna” was created, the Ministry of Economy granted the concession to Tayahua SA de CV for the 3,584 hectare industrial estate, and the company announced that the villagers could be relocated to a new village called “Nuevo Salaverna”, offering a new house (en comodato = commodatum) for use, 15,000 pesos and a job in the mine. Forty families took the offer but there was no agricultural land or place to have livestock. Psychologists and sociologists were hired by the company to convince them to move.
However, other residents, led by village representative Roberto de la Rosa, continued to resist. Minera Tayahua – Guerrero has been unable to defeat them in court, because the residents of Salaverna have proven that they legally own their houses and land plots, in an area decreed a national reserve by the Mexican Federal government. Carlos Slim Helú, and his lawyers, claim that the original underground mining concession includes occupation rights in the area.
On December 6, 2012, at 7:30 am, there was subsidence of an area of the village, causing panic and a second group of thirty village families relocated. Some villagers accused the mining company of a campaign of terrorism against them, saying that they heard what sounded like a bomb. And, saying that dynamite was set off at shallow depth to shake the ground and crack houses and roads. Neither the civil defense agency nor municipal authorities responded to the villagers’ call for help, apparently unconcerned about the safety of those who were above, but above all of those who were working below, that is, the miners themselves. Additionally, Zacatecas government police went house to house urging the people to leave. They were warned that there was a risk of subsidence due to a geological fault that crosses the location. But, the residents questioned how then more than 500 miners from Grupo Frisco were working the underground mine.
In 2013, the remaining villagers refused to allow the religious images to be removed to the new church in “Nuevo Salaverna”. In December of 2013, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (SEMARNAT) authorized the Frisco-Tayahua mining company to engage in open-pit mining in Salaverna, 20 km from the Peñasquito pit. However, authorization is not legal when the land owners do not agree. The villagers decided to sue.
Then, in mid-June 2016, the many years of struggle were followed by a period of quiet on the part of the mining company until mid-June 2016, when the State Secretary of Government announced that the risk study, for an alleged geological fault, would begin in order to declare Salaverna as a high-risk area. However, the community did not allow the Geological Service of Mexico (SGM) to enter, because the study would be financed by the mining company. Villagers asked how the study results could be impartial, if the mining company is paying for the study.
Part of the resistance, led by Don Beto, joined the National Union of Agricultural Workers (UNTA) in June 2016, and thus, the lawyers of said organization transferred the case to the The Federal Ministry of Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development (SEDATU). The mining company was required to prove with legal documents that the disputed lands were their property.
After an in-depth investigation, carried out by the Observatory of Mining Conflicts of Zacatecas (OCMZac) in collaboration with UNTA, it was confirmed that there was no record of the deed presented by Minera Frisco in the national Public Property Registry, nor at the local level, in Concepción del Oro or in Mazapil. SEDATU recognized that the mining company’s deeds have no legal backing. Upon being cornered, the company put pressure through the state government to effect the displacement of the people who still inhabited the territory.
On December 23, using the argument of a still unproven natural geological fault, officials authorized by Gilda Fabiola Torres, the Secretary of State for Government forcibly evicted the families, with the objective of relocating those who remained living in Salaverna. They demolished the Church, the school, the municipal delegation and a school that was occupied to host pilgrims and some inhabitants. Human, political, economic and environmental rights were violated. Now only nine village homes remain, resisting the mining company, in a fight that seems lost, because the mining company has continued to build infrastructure for the open pit mine.
When Andrés Manuel López Obrador became president, there was great hope. Roberto de la Rosa reminded the Mexican president that agriculture must be recognized as an essential activity, above mining, which is predatory and harmful to nature, while everyone needs food.
Most importantly, the municipal delegate, de la Rosa, pointed out that they were never consulted, as a community, to see if they agreed or not with the mining project. That is in the constitution, and Carlos Slim violated it because they knew that the community members were not going to accept the mine, said de la Rosa. The remaining families don’t want to move to Nuevo Salaverna, because by leaving Salaverna they lose possession of their land.
Based on translation of the following articles (References):
“Salaverna cumple 12 años de resistencia contra Carlos Slim” by Alfredo Valadez Rodríguez, corresponsal, sábado, 21 nov 2020 23:20, La Jornada https://archive.is/ysVQR
“Salaverna, el pueblo que no quiere morir: una experiencia de megaminería a cielo abierto”, 5 Septiembre, 2019 https://www.ocmal.org/salaverna-el-pueblo-que-no-quiere-morir-una-experiencia-de-megamineria-a-cielo-abierto/
For the housing the original says: “También en el mismo año, la empresa anuncia la reubicación de la población a un nuevo complejo habitacional llamado “Nuevo Salaverna”, ofreciendo a cambio una casa en comodato, 15 mil pesos y trabajo en la mina.”
“AHOGAMIENTO SOBRE SALAVERNA POR PARTE DEL GOBIERNO A FAVOR DE MINERA” 3 agosto, 2016 https://noalamina.org/latinoamerica/mexico/item/16021-ahogamiento-sobre-salaverna-por-parte-del-gobierno-a-favor-de-minera
April 21, 2020. Martin Catalan Lerma, “Denuncia UNTA que minera de Slim en Mazapil desacata 30 declaratoria de contingencia sanitaria”, La Jornada Zacatecas: http://ljz.mx/2020/04/21/denuncia-unta-que-minera-de-slim-en-mazapil-desacata-declaratoria-de-contingencia-sanitaria/
Scarlett Llamas, “Trabajadores de minera Frisco Tayahua paran labores; denuncian falta de pago e 31 insumos insuficientes”, La Jornada Zacatecas: http://ljz.mx/2020/04/30/trabajadores-de-minera-frisco-tayahua-paran-labores-denuncian-falta-de-pago-e-insumos-insuficientes/
“Recent reporting indicates that in 2014, then-Vice President Biden hosted Hunter Biden’s business associates, including Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, in the Vice President’s office. In 2016, while Vice President, Joe Biden flew Hunter Biden and his business associate, Jeff Cooper, on Air Force 2 to Mexico City where Hunter attended meetings regarding a business deal.15 As reported, this “la[ys] bare in photographs and emails on Hunter’s abandoned laptop…the latest in a growing body of evidence calling into question the president’s claim that he never spoke about business with Hunter.”16” https://republicans-oversight.house.gov/release/oversight-republicans-raise-concerns-about-biden-family-profiting-off-white-house/
Through his foundation, Carlos Slim has also worked with Bill Gates on various projects, including vaccinations, and the Clinton Foundation.
Top photo: “PUERTO VALLARTA/MEXICO, 18APR12 – Carlos Slim Domit during the B20 Press Conference. World Economic Forum/Photo by Josef Kandoll Wepplo Photo Creative Commons via Wikimedia and Flickr: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/