Mexico, Jan. 24 (Notimex).- The National Commission of Human Rights (CNDH) requested cautionary measures to preserve the natural reserve  and the Wixarika people facing the mining operations in Wirikuta, San Luis Potosi area, considered sacred.

The organization asked the Federal Attorney for Environmental Protection (Profepa) and the National Water Commission (Conagua) take immediate action in matters of inspection, monitoring, verification and, where appropriate, apply the corresponding sanctions.

By instructions of the president of the CNDH, Raul Plascencia Villanueva, the investigation of presumed human rights violations will not stop, said the organization in a statement.

In this regard, the Commission specified that they obtained information regarding activities in the mine “Cinco Estrellas”, located in the limits of the protected area called “Sacred Natural Site of Wirikuta and Historical andCultural Routeof the Huichol People”, with planned visits to this site to gather evidence.

In this case, said  the national organization, the various testimonies indicate that explorations are being performed at one thousand feet deep, which could constitute a risk for the aquifer Venegas-Catorce and for the conservation of this region.

The Commission reassured its commitment to the defense of human rights concerning the environment and native peoples of Mexico, so that once the investigation is finished, the final resolution will be issued as appropriate.