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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 21:28 (95 days ago)


https://youtu.be/EHaFvQ-bmdc

We are in the midst of the hottest time of year for us known as La Canícula, though apparently it's nothing compared to what's going on up north near the U.S. border with Canada. Still, it's hot and humid and it's necessary to stay hydrated and to try not to overexert yourself. Thanks to the unsolicited "remodelación" we now live beside a concrete oven that is elevating the ambient temperature for us by at least 3°C. No more cool breezes from a shady garden park. Bummer. Every degree makes a difference when it's the hottest time of the year.

As of this morning the Autopista Siglo XXI was blocked around km 109 between Uruapan and Nueva Italia by people of Pueblos Unidos. Not sure if there is a detour possible, there but I believe the blockage was only temporary. We'll see what tomorrow brings. Apparently the Guardia Nacional, police and military have instructions not to touch anyone, so their presence is basically useless.

Another picture-perfect postcard day in paradise.
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by Sandy feet @, Seattle, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 23:52 (95 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thank you for the evening updates, Rob. Great photo. :vivamexico:

BeZIHtos de Arena

by mindpilot @, la Playa Buenavista, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 08:11 (95 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

As of this morning the Autopista Siglo XXI was blocked around km 109 between Uruapan and Nueva Italia by people of Pueblos Unidos.

Rob, can you offer any insight about why the Pueblos Unidos residents are doing this? It also happened several weeks ago, and some friends were stuck and had to stay overnight. The story I heard was that the people were trying to force the local authorities to investigate a crime, a murder, if I remember right.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 10:28 (95 days ago) @ mindpilot

As of this morning the Autopista Siglo XXI was blocked around km 109 between Uruapan and Nueva Italia by people of Pueblos Unidos.


Rob, can you offer any insight about why the Pueblos Unidos residents are doing this? It also happened several weeks ago, and some friends were stuck and had to stay overnight. The story I heard was that the people were trying to force the local authorities to investigate a crime, a murder, if I remember right.

Thanks to Michoacán's Gobernador Aureoles, organized criminals essentially have free reign in Michoacán. Los Pueblos Unidos are blocking the road to demand the return of a kidnapped member of their group. But there is a lot more going on than what meets the eye, and Tierra Caliente is currently a war zone with at least two different conflicts going on. No one trusts the state authorities, and the lack of action by federal authorities is only contributing to the region's instability.

This matter would've been cleared up years ago if former Presidente Peña Nieto hadn't sent federal troops and police to stop the autodefensas of the heroic Dr. Mireles at Apatzingán who were doing an excellent job of cleaning up the state, doing what the state and federal authorities were apparently unwilling to do, and proving that the interests of the PRI were also the interests of the cartel leaders holed up in Apatzingán.

New Palapas

by Ironwood @, Monday, July 19, 2021, 02:32 (90 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Who got the new palapas? From a distance, looks like there are three.....Casa Arcadia, Tata's and Valería II ?

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, July 19, 2021, 08:57 (90 days ago) @ Ironwood

Who got the new palapas? From a distance, looks like there are three.....Casa Arcadia, Tata's and Valería II ?

There are four. Daniel's also got one.

New Palapas

by Ironwood @, Monday, July 19, 2021, 16:07 (90 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Who got the new palapas? From a distance, looks like there are three.....Casa Arcadia, Tata's and Valería II ?


There are four. Daniel's also got one.

I suppose the wider walkway will allow Daniel's to put in more tables there .....or are tables on the walkway verboten?

New Palapas

by Ironwood @, Monday, July 19, 2021, 16:13 (90 days ago) @ Ironwood
edited by Ironwood, Monday, July 19, 2021, 21:58

.......and what about Joe and Joaquin? No more tables on the walkway?