Yacqui (Yoeme) Tribe of Vicam
Mario Luna Romero is a tribal secretary of the Yaqui (Yoeme) tribe of Vicam, Sonora.
He was a notable spokesperson for the Yaqui people’s resistance to the Independence Aqueduct planned in their territory in Sonora. In 2012 and 2013 the Yaqui of Sonora have blocked major roads . Romero was arrested in September 2014 on charges of kidnapping and auto theft, but released 10 days after a new governor took office in Sonora, making clear that Mario Luna was a political prisoner.