Our friend Dobie, who lives in El Rebalsito, near Tenacatita, has organized a fund to provide laptops to local schoolkids who are in need. She writes, “The computer fund was very successful. We were able to purchase a netbook and a laptop. The netbook was given to a young woman in high school and the laptop will go to the student graduating from middle school that the teachers pick as the best all around student, and with the most […]
This just in from Dobie: “The pinche puerta is still there. Seems that the governor just refuses to obey the law. Rodenas has filed at least 2 amparos against SEMARNAT for not renewing their concession and they say their concession goes until 2013. The hearing was supposed to be May 11. Villalobos didn’t show up, as usual. He pays a small fine and gets to delay things yet again. Next hearing set for June 14. He probably won’t show again. […]
For those of you who would like to refresh your memory on the Tenacatita case, check out the Tenacatita Bay Bugle. The author, Michael J. Fitzgerald, has offered tireless coverage of the story since day one. He also reports on other interesting developments in the area, including a March 13 report that equipment is in place to turn Highway 200 into a four lane road. That sounds like a remarkable engineering project. If any of you have any updates on […]
Letra Fria reports that despite the court decision issued 23 days ago, the situation at Tenacatita remains unchanged. Although the court denied Rodenas control of the federal zone, Villalobos’ armed guards still guard the gates that control public access to the beach. As Carmen Aggi Cabrera reports, locals had been eagerly awaiting the promised April 30 removal of the gates, but so far they have been disappointed.
By Felisa Churpa Rosa Rogers Hoy martes 10 de abril, salio publicado en el Diario Oficial de la Federacion, el decreto que otorga en destino la zona federal maritimo terrestre de Tenacatita al Ayuntamiento de la Huerta, Jalisco Translation: Today, Tuesday April 10, the Official Federal Newspaper published the decree that gives the concession of the federal zone of Tenacatita Beach, to the municipality of La Huerta. So what does this mean? Dobie says it’s very good news. Basically it’s […]
Our dear friend Dobie recently wrote a post in which she lamented that morale is flagging in Rebalsito, where people have been valiantly fighting to keep Tenacatita libre. The battle has been going on for decades, but the past three years (since the development group Rodenas closed access to the beach) have been especially rough for local residents. People have been brutally beaten, arrested, and cut off from their land and their major source of income, but they have continued […]
We received the following update from a friend who has devoted an enormous amount of time and energy to The Tenacatita Fund and other relief projects in the area. For more general information about the situation, see last year’s summary. By Dobie Dolphin I wish I had good news to report, but unfortunately, things seem to be at a standstill because of the elections which take place in July. Although the concession has been given to the municipality of […]
The Tenacatita Bay Bugle reports a positive development in the Tenacatita case.
Captain Michael Fitzgerald reports on a potential new development at Arroyo Seco, on the coast of Jalisco. Fitzgerald speculates that this development may be linked to the seizure of Tenacatita. For more great reporting on Tenacatita, check out his other blog, The Tenacatita Bay Bugle, where he has been following the sinister mechanations of the Rodenas Group and the ongoing bad-ass responses from the people of Tenacatita. Viva la lucha!