LA MANZANILLA, Jalisco, Mexico - The ongoing occupation of the Tenacatita area was featured on the La Manzanilla message board today.
The Tenacatita area was seized August 4 by police under the direction of Guadalajara developer Jose Villalobos who claims that he has a valid court order ceding him ownership of the property.
|Eviction of residents in August|
Besides evicting nearly 800 Mexican citizens along the bay side of Tenacatita, he also seized oceanfront land owned by Americans, Canadians and Mexicans.
Since seizing the land, he had bulldozed most of the beachfront palapas and several buildings.
His occupying security forces have denied access to the public, and is several instances have repelled people by force to keep them from entering the area.
Numerous lawsuits have been filed against him, citing the unconstitutionality of the seizure, as well as criticizing incidents of brutality on the part of the police who evicted residents.
Here is the posting from the La Manz board:
Some residents of La Manzanilla just came into my office and told me the following story.
They went to Tenacatita today, got through the gate by giving the guard their ID, really easy.
On the way out of town they stopped at a restaurant. The man there told them
that Villalobos had to be out of Tenacatita in 3 day's. That he was going to be ordered
to pay restitution for the damage he caused but that he would probably claim bankruptcy.
They said that the Feds? had deemed his deed to the property to be invalid.
Seems the people are ecstatic about the news.
Can anyone verify any of this?