Wirikuta: Un tesoro a largo plazo ¿O polvo a corto plazo?
Negrín Fetter, Juan; Negrín da Silva, Diana2011
The Huichol (indigenous Mexican) meet every year to prepare for their pilgrimage to the Wirikuta semi-desert (eastern Mexico) to greet the sunrise. In preparation, they perform complex ceremonies throughout the year, fast, spend sleepless nights and hunt in extreme circumstances. They also make public confessions between colleagues and members of their clans, which force them to improve their personal behavior. This pilgrimage route and its holy sites are included in the management plan of the protected natural area that includes the natural holy place of the Huiricuta and the Cultural History Route of the Huichol people.However, Wirikuta has suffered a lot from mining activities and agribusiness that do not respect the rules of the management plan for the Ecological Reserve of Wirikuta, including the uses and customs of the indigenous people and the constitutional guarantee protecting the environmental well-being of the Mexican population. This is thus a serious threat to the safety of this exceptional heritage.
Negrín Fetter, Juan; Negrín da Silva, Diana. “Wirikuta: Un tesoro a largo plazo ¿O polvo a corto plazo?”. Pro.:Natura. Por la gente y por la tierra. Año 3, Noviembre / Diciembre 2011, núm. 18.