Monday, December 13, 2010

Rumors were too optimistic, but Tenacatita Beach still may open

TENACATITA, Jalisco, Mexico - The reported rumors that Jose Villalobos was about to withdraw from the  lands he seized along Tenacatita Bay and the ocean might have been just that, rumors.

But in a story in today's La Jornada, it appears there might be a chance that Villalobos is willing to sign an agreement that will result in the highway being opened.

Here is a link to the google translation of the story: La Jornada writes about Tenacatita takeover

A force of armed men took over the area August 4, routing nearly 800 residents from their homes and businesses, claiming that Villalobos had won a court case giving him sole ownership of 42 hectares through his corporation.

Since that time, numerous lawsuits have been filed and demonstrations by local residents have been held at the gates blocking the state-financed highway into the beach area. Demonstrators and members of the press were repelled this fall by security guards and/or police - by being sprayed with chemicals.

Here is a video of that incident:

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