Quick Tenacatita Update

A couple holds hands on a Mexican beach.

photo by Gina Dilello Although last year’s court ruling clearly states that the public must have free access to Tenacatita, access is still limited. Many locals have been denied access completely. When we visited the beach a few weeks ago (more on that later), we went through the gated checkpoint of Rodenas-paid private security that blocks free access to the beach. Our vehicle was thoroughly searched and we were told the rules: no beer, no taking pictures of anything except […]

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Disturbing News from Tenacatita

Dobie writes to tell us that Villalobos continues to ignore the federal court order, and access to Tenacatita is still blocked. She writes, “A woman from Guadalajara drowned in the open ocean near the mouth of the river. She and her family had tried to go to the beach but weren’t allowed past the gate, so they went to the beach where the ocean is not protected and the waves are big and there are strong currents. She was on […]

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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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Election Results

A projected PRI victory in the presidential election. The breakdown of votes. Also, it looks like Jorge Aristóteles Sandoval, the PRI candidate for governor of Jalisco, defeated the PAN candidate, Fernando Guzmán. Those of you who have been following the Tenacatita saga may remember that Guzmán is a crony of the developer Villalobos. When Guzmán served as secretary of the government, he consistently supported Rodenas actions, and Guzmán’s (probably paid) supporters attacked Tenacatitans at a demonstration in Guadalajara this May. So […]

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CEPAD Lambasts the State for Ignoring Human Rights Violations

  The Justice Center for Peace and Development (CEPAD) met in Guadalajara to submit its annual report on human rights in the state of Jalisco. The general consensus: 2011 was not a good year for human rights. “2011 can be defined by a series of breaches of human rights by the authorities of the state and the municipalities…We have shown an escalation of unprecedented violence in the state, and at the same time we see the inability and the inaction […]

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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 Bay Bugle Report

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 […]

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Tenacatita News: The Gates are Still Up

  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.

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Tenacatita News: La Huerta Nabs Concession from Rodenas!

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 […]

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