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Mexico Activist Killed Days Before Pipeline Referendum

Christopher Sherman Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A community activist fighting against a plan to build a gas pipeline through his central Mexico town was killed Wednesday, three days before a scheduled public referendum on the energy generation project.

President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador condemned the murder of Samir Flores Soberanes as "vile, cowardly." But Lopez Obrador said the public referendum on the Morelos Comprehensive Project will go on as scheduled. ...

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