Tenacatita News: Laptop Program a Success

Dispatch from El Rebalsito…Dobie writes: Nothing new with the beach. The gate is still there, and access is still restricted. The new presidente of La Huerta, the municipality that was given the concession (the right to administer use of the beach) takes office at the end of this month. He has promised to help us open the access and there are several people who will be working with him, including the president of the ejido, Ernesto Garcia, and Chava Magaña, […]

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Tenacatita Protesters Attacked

On May 21st, residents of El Rebalsito traveled six hours to Guadalajara by bus to protest the illegal occupation of Tenacatita. The protesters planned to peacefully march to the site where Televisa would be interviewing  Fernando Guzman, the conservative PAN party’s candidate for governor of Jalisco. During Guzman’s term as secretary of the government he consistently supported the Rodenas plan to build a private resort on the public beach and he turned a blind eye to the violent acts of […]

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Computer Fund for Tenacatita Schoolkids

  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 […]

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Tenacatita Update: The La Huerta Plan

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. […]

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The Irrepressibles!

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 […]

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