|Checkpoint Charlie being torn down|
Until it was removed, anyone wanting to go to the beach had to stop, answer often-rudely asked questions and frequently had their cars searched by the guards. None of the Checkpoint Charlie guards spent much time at charm school, most visitors reported.
And if you were one of the people who owned land taken in the seizure, the guards would not let you in.
A number of court cases against Villalobos and his company (Rodenas) are still winding their way through the labrynith of the Mexico judicial system. There are claims against him for the illegal seizure as well as the damage and destruction.
But for now it appears no restaurants or other facilities will be allowed in the Federal Zone. The beach is open for day use only, no camping.
The beach road is closed to traffic.
|The head of Villalobos guards, warning people off land Villalobos claims is his (Photo by John Jankovsky)|
|A Jalisco state police officer there to keep the peace (Photo by John Jankovsky)|