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¡Viva Zih!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, September 15, 2017, 11:31 (38 days ago)

While currently there may not be a lot of enthusiasm in Zihuatanejo for celebrating Día de la Independencia and El Grito de Dolores owing to various factors including the brutal cold-blooded cowardly assassination of our well known chief of traffic police, Roberto Durán, last Monday in plain daylight in the busy intersection of the highway right in front of city hall, there is indeed relief in Zihuatanejo at being spared from the ravages of Hurricane Max, though our neighbors in Petatlán have been hit hard with flooding and the coastal highway was closed this morning due to high water and so authorities in Petatlán could assess the damage. Our local government had already pretty much dropped the ball and dampened enthusiasm this year by only putting up one lonely rather uninspiring decoration at the zócalo and then planning the mayor's 2ndo Informe for the same day as the Grito. Nobody here wants to hear 2 hours of a political speech full of tall tales and cifras alegres that don't jive with reality on a normally festive day, so besides the usual bussed in "client" spectators to artificially inflate attendance numbers, as far as I know none of my neighbors will be attending the event at the ayuntamiento except for those who work there or who have political obligations to be present. The mood has been fairly somber here all week even without all the natural disasters occurring around us and elsewhere.

Nevertheless, we are indeed grateful for what we have including the sacrifices made by our forebears that allowed Mexico to be a sovereign nation, and most people we know are simply toning down their celebrations this year. We expect the large number of hotel workers and other folks from the local work force who mostly are not from here will be out whooping it up at the bars until the wee hours along with some of the tourists expected to show up. And of course there will surely be fireworks going off and scaring the bejeezus out of our dogs. Such is the contrasting social dichotomy of a tourist resort community.

Now here's a happy sight that will cheer most folks up!
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After being socked in with clouds for the past several days and having off-and-on sometimes torrential rains during the course of last night, it was a relief to see clear skies move in this morning.
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¡Viva Zih!

by midalake @, Friday, September 15, 2017, 21:53 (37 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

well known chief of traffic police, Roberto Durán,

MAYBE? He or the people he supervises gave a "no seat belt" ticket to the wrong person?

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¡Viva Zih!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 08:59 (37 days ago) @ midalake

I don't believe humor is appropriate, Dave. The man lived his entire life here and has a large family and a lot of friends who are suffering. He was 70 years old.

¡Viva Zih!

by Canada1 @, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 09:17 (37 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I don't believe humor is appropriate, Dave. The man lived his entire life here and has a large family and a lot of friends who are suffering. He was 70 years old.

Rob, at what age do people normally retire in zihua? At 70 one would think he would have been retired.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 09:42 (37 days ago) @ Canada1

I don't believe humor is appropriate, Dave. The man lived his entire life here and has a large family and a lot of friends who are suffering. He was 70 years old.


Rob, at what age do people normally retire in zihua? At 70 one would think he would have been retired.

Retire? Why on earth would anyone want to do that? So you can move to paradise and sit in the sun and become a raisin and go fishing and play golf? Why wait? Most of us expect to work until we can't. Mientras que el cuerpo aguante.

Retirement age is typically 65 in Mexico.

¡Viva Zih!

by Canada1 @, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:21 (37 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I don't believe humor is appropriate, Dave. The man lived his entire life here and has a large family and a lot of friends who are suffering. He was 70 years old.


Rob, at what age do people normally retire in zihua? At 70 one would think he would have been retired.


Retire? Why on earth would anyone want to do that? So you can move to paradise and sit in the sun and become a raisin and go fishing and play golf? Why wait? Most of us expect to work until we can't. Mientras que el cuerpo aguante.

Retirement age is typically 65 in Mexico.

Thanks for the info and by the way I do not want to move to paradise to sit in the sun, become a raisin, go fishing or to play Golf! I would however like to move to paradise to relax and enjoy what life I have left after working for some 45 years.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:47 (37 days ago) @ Canada1

:megusta:

Golf no.

Fishing.............yes.

I daydream about being able to walk the beach looking for lunch.

Keith

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Más Chile Más Mejor

Pay no attention
Just Another Tourist

¡Viva Zih!

by midalake @, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 09:32 (37 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I don't believe humor is appropriate, Dave. The man lived his entire life here and has a large family and a lot of friends who are suffering. He was 70 years old.

You are correct. Jerking and Rippin people off is not humorous. In another thread you talk ABOUT TRANSIT POLICE CORRUPTION......remind me again who was in charge of them?

D

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by katherine @, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 10:03 (37 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I don't believe humor is appropriate, Dave. The man lived his entire life here and has a large family and a lot of friends who are suffering. He was 70 years old.

:megusta: My thoughts exactly, Rob!

¡Viva Zih!

by Charlybby, Sunday, September 17, 2017, 01:08 (36 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

He's one that pulled me over, but very sweet & still terrible for his family...RIP

¡Viva Zih!

by K&B, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 11:13 (37 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob, do you have an idea what was the motive behind the killing?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:13 (37 days ago) @ K&B

Rob, do you have an idea what was the motive behind the killing?

To terrorize the rivals of the criminals, of course. Though the cowards who killed an unarmed 70-year old man gave different justifications that I'll not repeat here.

¡Viva Zih!

by Charlybby, Sunday, September 17, 2017, 01:15 (36 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

So very sad:-(

¡Viva Zih!

by Jenny, Sunday, September 17, 2017, 08:37 (36 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Rob, thanks again for the pictures ! It is the main reason I watch this board !

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¡Viva Zih!

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Sunday, September 17, 2017, 09:27 (36 days ago) @ Jenny

Rob, thanks again for the pictures ! It is the main reason I watch this board !

¡Gracias, Jenny! Comments like yours always brighten my days.

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