Tenacatita Update 9 August 010

Here’s the latest from Dobie on the violent takeover of Tenacatita beach.  I’m not sure if Dobie wants to have her email made public so if you’d like to send a donation to help with travel and basic expenses for the ciitizens of Rebalsito going to Guadalajara, please contact me: 2mexico (at) peoplesguide.com

The locals who went to Guadalajara came back last night feeling much better than when they left. They’re finally getting some support from politicians and campesino organizations (read below). They’ll be going by bus to Mexico City on Wednesday. From what I’ve heard, no one who’s been affected is going hungry. Many of the restaurants were able to recuperate the food from their freezers, and Arturo was able to take everything out of his store and bodega. This food is being shared with those in need. What is needed most is money for hiring the busses. The CNC is helping with food for those going to DF.
I’ll be sending $1,000 US today. I’ve borrowed the money so I don’t have to wait for the checks to arrive. Thanks to all of you who have contacted me about checks they’re sending today. If you’re sending money, or have sent it but haven’t contacted me, please let me know (by email) so I know what’s coming. Bob called me yesterday to tell me about a way to send the money directly (to avoid having to open a bank account which is time consuming and costly) and cheaply (can send up to $1,500 for only $10). This will be a big help.

Here’s a short list of places that can be contacted to advise them of the situation. I’ll try to update as I get more info.

Website for President Calderon (here you can write a message and send it)
http://www.presidencia.gob.mx/index.php?DNA=39

CNNMéxico.com (apparently there’s been nothing on CNN TV which usually has information about any type of situation like this)
[email protected] o al (55) 5905-3963 y 64.

The above 2 would be better written in Spanish, although I imagine they have people who can read English

For the tourism departments (you can write in English)

[email protected]

mexonline.com/mextur.htm (for a list of Mexican tourism offices in the US and Canada)

http://www.tourismconcern.org.uk <http://www.tourismconcern.org.uk/> /
they work on tourism and human rights issues and are uk based. might help with coverage/pressure.

La Huerta
Presidente: Carlos Ramirez – he is in support, so a short email thanking him for his support might help.
[email protected]
This is the latest from the Mexican news service notisistema:

Anuncian movilizaciones en apoyo a comunidades desalojadas en Tenacatita

En el marco de la conmemoración del natalicio del héroe revolucionario Emiliano Zapata, diputados locales, federales y senadores refrendaron su apoyo a las comunidades desalojadas en la costa del municipio de La Huerta, junto a la playa de Tenacatita, y anuncian movilizaciones a partir de este semana, como la toma del Palacio de Gobierno, en consideración a que el Ejecutivo estatal solapó el lanzamiento de comuneros y turistas en la zona de El Rebalsito, con agentes de la Secretaría de Seguridad para favorecer a empresarios, expone el dirigente nacional de la CNC, Cruz López Aguilar.
“En compañía también de la CNC, o sea de un contingente importante de la CNC; si eso es lo que quiere el Gobernador de Jalisco, eso es lo que le vamos a dar…”. (Por Juan Carlos Huerta Vázquez)

Announcing the mobilization in support of ousted communities of Tenacatita

In marking the commoration of the birth of the revolutionary hero Emiliano Zapata, local and federal congresspeople and senators endorsed their support for the ousted communities on the coast of the municipality of La Huerta, at Tenacatita beach and announced mobilizations starting this week, including the taking of the Governmental Palace, considering that the state executive ousted residents and tourists in the zone of El Rebalsito, with agents of the Secretary of Security, to favor businessmen. The national leader of the CNC (National Confederaton of Campesinos), Cruz Lopez Aguilar says, “Accompanied also by the CNC or an important contingent of the CNC, if this is what the Governor of Jalisco wants, this is what we’re going to give him…”

Thanks again to all those who are helping by spreading the word, sending money,  communicating with the people down there, praying and thinking positive. Everything helps.   dobie

P.S. I also heard that they’re not going to La Huerta today to deal with the titled properties. I don’t know any more about that.

4 Responses to “Tenacatita Update 9 August 010”

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  1. Linda Renaud says:

    C’est terrible ce qui ce passe a Tenacatita…c’est la GUERRE AU PARADIS…..ET PERSONNE EN PARLE…..LES PROPRIÉTAIRES DE RESTAURANTS, D’HOTELS , DE NOUVELLES MAISONS MEME A PLAYA DE COCO ONT ÉTÉ EXPULSÉS ET TRAITÉS COMME DES BANDITS PAR L’ARMÉÉ FUSIL A LA MAIN…..SANS RESPECT APRES 40 ANS DE SERVICE A LA POPULATION DU MEXIQUE. TENACATITA APPARTIENT AU PEUPLE ET NON A UN AUTRE HOTEL TOUT INCLUS…….GENERATION DE FAMILLE ONT ÉTÉ ET J’ESPERE QUE PLUSIEURS AUTRES SANS FORTUNE POURRONT BÉNÉFICIER DE CE BONHEUR QUE D’ALLER LIBREMENT MARCHER,MANGER ET NAGER A TENA EN TOUTE LIBERTÉ……<

    IL NE FAUT PAS LAISSEZ ALLER, IL FAUT SE TENIR ENSEMBLE NOUS VAINCRONS……ALLEMAND, CORSE, ITALIEN, CANADIEN, FRANCAIS, ANGLAIS, AMÉRICAIN, NORVÉGIEN, RUSSE, AUTRICHIEN, QUÉBECOIS ET SURTOUT ET PAR DESSUS TOUS LES MEXICANOS C'EST LA PLAGE DU PEUPLE…..ET NON CELLE DES RICHES QUI VEULENT CONSTRUIRE DES MÉGAS HOTELS AVEC GOLF…. SUR TOUTE LA COTE DE JALISCOS SANS QUE LE PAUVRE PECHEUR NE PUISSE METTRE SON BATEAU À LA MER….POUR NOURRIR SA FAMILLLE………iL FAUT FAIRE QUELQUES CHOSES IMMÉDIATEMENT.

    Mermaid

  2. Fred Davis says:

    I have been visiting Tenacatita for several years as a wonder beach to relax on and enjoy . What has happened is terrible and I hope that it can be resolved soon in favor of the Locals . I realize that progress is a fact of life but that doesn’t have to mean taking people from there homes and ruining a tranquil haven that has meant so much to so many over the years. Fred

  3. Kim Peterson says:

    I have had the pleasure of visiting tenacatita for the past 2 years,, my parents John and Gail have been going there for many many years,, it is a wonderful place full of wonderful people,, my heart goes out to all of them,,, I hope things get settled without any more violence,, We all in BC Canada are watching the horrible things going on there and wish all our friends there to be safe,,,

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