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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 03, 2017, 11:26 (20 days ago)

It's been raining at least a little almost every night, and a huge storm just barely missed us as it passed by just a couple of miles off our coast last evening. So my wife and I are hoping our local government will do something besides pose for photo ops giving dádivas to the poor to induce their vote. Since they won't fix the roads and they won't fix the piers and they won't fix the Paseo del Pescador, all used by thousands of locals and visitors daily, we're not very hopeful they'll fix this huge socavón that's been forming in La Boquita canal, but I thought I would take the time to bring it to their attention anyway at least for the public record so we'll have grounds to sue when the next large rain breaks through the canal and causes extremely serious damage to our section of downtown. It's ironical that the parents of the students at the Vicente Guerrero Escuela Primaria (the yellow building to the right with the protest banner hanging on the entrance gate) are currently staging protests to have the old section of the school torn down and replaced while right across the street there is an even bigger threat to the physical safety of their beloved little angels and the school they attend, if not also to their very homes, depending on where they live. Maybe the local government will surprise us and take care of this problem before it becomes a disaster. Not holding my breath, though.

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BIG clouds just outside the mouth of the bay seen from the Paseo del Pescador at La Madera.
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by Sandy feet, Tuesday, October 03, 2017, 11:47 (20 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Such a shame to see Zihuatanejo falling apart like this year after year.
Tourists will certainly look elsewhere if this continues.

My heart goes out to the people of Zihuatanejo. All of the problem areas you have brought to our attention and I too have seen first hand, certainly need to be fixed before there's a major disaster.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 03, 2017, 12:45 (19 days ago) @ Sandy feet

Such a shame to see Zihuatanejo falling apart like this year after year.
Tourists will certainly look elsewhere if this continues.

My heart goes out to the people of Zihuatanejo. All of the problem areas you have brought to our attention and I too have seen first hand, certainly need to be fixed before there's a major disaster.

I couldn't agree with you more. When so much infrastructure is simply allowed to deteriorate to the point of presenting a danger, the shiny object that Zihuatanejo once was loses its lustre and appeal. But our mayor is constantly posing for photos with potential voters in new sections of roads and walkways high on our hillsides where only flora and fauna should be living. Meanwhile, our tourism gets poorer and the ones who actually sustain our economy stop coming, though the big con by politicians and public servants is that our tourism is only "changing with the times". No, our tourists with the spending power that has historically sustained us are being driven away by the incompetence of our so-called public servants. I've been discussing and documenting it for decades now. There's no doubt where the problem is.

Fortunately my saint of a wife had some good ideas regarding whom to contact this morning about the problem with the canal, and some of our more trustworthy public officials whom we know love Zihuatanejo are documenting the problem at this moment. A good first step towards resolving te problem.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Tuesday, October 03, 2017, 14:22 (19 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Just out of curiosity: when these lowlifes are running for office, do they promise to fix all that needs fixing and then ignore it all, or do these matters never come up? What about the local paper; does it not hound them, or are they afraid to?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, October 03, 2017, 14:50 (19 days ago) @ frostbite

Just out of curiosity: when these lowlifes are running for office, do they promise to fix all that needs fixing and then ignore it all, or do these matters never come up? What about the local paper; does it not hound them, or are they afraid to?

They promise all the existing and new squatters title to the lands they steal. It’s become a winning formula. Intelligent politicians who actually propose solutions to real problems aren’t backed by any of the big political parties.

Media are all over the place, but in a state with high levels of dropouts and illiterates they don’t have much impact when they start using big words and abstract concepts. And if they get too close to hurting powerful interests life gets cheap.