Chamber of commerce, industries and tourism along with environmental groups and unions from Los Cabos and La Paz are demanding that the state and federal authorities permanently cancel the open pit gold mining projects of the Canadian company Pediment Gold and the U.S. corporation Vista Gold.
"Cabo San Lucas is the jewel of Mexico. It defies logic that they would want to put a highly toxic open pit gold mine in such an environmentally sensitive area. " said Daivd Sosa spokesperson for the association for Sudcalifornianos Organizados por la Sustentabilidad.
Protesters plan a major Caravan/March from Los Cabos to La Paz on January 28th. March coordinator Lic. Ariel Ruiz Castillo, President of organizing group Agua Vale Mas Que Oro, says, "the purpose of the march is to demand that the State Congress enact legislation that would prohibit toxic mining the Baja California Sur."
The Event will leave San Jose at 8 am with stops in Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos. They will then meet up the people in La Paz to parade to the Congress and Governor's office to present petitions. The caravan will then head for the Kiosko of the Malecon for a waterfront concert including groups such as Los Huizapoles, Ceviche, and the Banda de San Blas.