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 […]

Read more »

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 […]

Read more »

Tenacatita Protest in Guadalajara

For those of you who read in Spanish…Check out the new blog Tenacatita Libre, which will be covering the ongoing Tenacatita drama. Today the blog reports on the upcoming protest in Guadalajara. Protestors will be meeting at 7 PM on May 21st at el Templo Expiatoria. The event is to protest the ongoing closure of the public beach and Villalobo’s refusal to follow the dictates of the court ruling against him. Dobie reports that it sounds like the protest is […]

Read more »

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. […]

Read more »

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 […]

Read more »

Summary of Tenacatita Violence

Tina’s earlier post made me realize that many mextrippers are still in the dark about the situation at Tenacatita. Here is a summary that we wrote last year. by Churpa Rosa and Tina Rosa Tenacatita is a small fishing community on the coast of Jalisco, Mexico.  Since the 1940s, access to Tenacatita beach has been controlled by the adjacent ejido, a land cooperative established by the Mexican government in accordance with the land reform laws that were the direct result […]

Read more »

Tenacatita Update

My “sainted” mother Tina Rosa sent us the following update on the situation at Tenacatita. For more of her writing on the subject visit her blog. Also, here’s a general overview of the events that have transpired since August 2010. by Tina Rosa Since high-placed thugs stole the beach of Tenacatita from the local ejido in August of 2010, I’ve spent some time each winter in the nearby village of Rebalsito, Jalisco. I’m not alone–many other former campers return in […]

Read more »