Línea Abierta : MEXICO EDITION.

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Summary: MEXICO EDITION. Seven years after the accident in the Pasta de Conchos mine in Coahuila, Mexico's attorney general's office announced it will carry out a new investigation to determine if it is possible to recover the bodies of the 63 miners who were buried there in February 2006. During the monthly mass held by family members, in front of the installations of the mining company Industrial Minera México, it was reported that in the last seven years, 94 miners have died in accidents on the job, without any official investigation of their deaths. It was also reported that of the 15,000 miners actively employed, only 1,300 are registered with Social Security. Meanwhile, the government of the state of Coahuila has an annual budget of 450 million pesos to administer the buying and selling of coal in the region. The organization Familia Pasta de Conchos announced that the secretaries of Labor and of the Mexican Institute of Social Security have agreed to increase the 800 peso pensions received by the majority of widows, orphans, and disabled workers. Martha Elena Ramírez hosts Voz Pública from Mexico City. Guests: Cristina Auerbach Benavides, Activist, Organización Familia Pasta de Conchos, Coahuila, Mexico (pretaped interview); Angélica Álvarez López, Member, Organización Familia Pasta de Conchos, Nueva Rosita, Coahuila, Mexico (pretaped interview).