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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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 […]

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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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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: 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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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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Tenacatita Update II

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 […]

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