Respect and community unity

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, March 07, 2011, 11:06 (3437 days ago) @ ElAleman

Thank you Eugen for your informative and encouraging reply.

Regarding "beating" FONATUR. Most locals here in Zihuatanejo are not convinced that "beating" FONATUR should be the goal or even an issue. Most locals are anxious to have FONATUR invest in improving our local services. To that end I believe that there may be some erroneous perceptions and convictions. Considering that no communities in Petatlán currently have anything resembling a functioning wastewater treatment plant (meaning that pretty much every arroyo and río leading into Laguna de Potosí is polluted), and also considering that like most of Petatlán La Barra lacks important infrastructure, it may behoove the La Barra community to keep that in mind while negotiating with FONATUR, since they may be able to fill some of these important needs with their vast budget.

Regarding the concession to FONATUR PORTUARIA S.A. de C.V. by the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, it looks to the trained eye like a clear case of influence peddling that resulted in certain wording being included in the concession. Thus, it may be a better strategy to approach it from that angle instead of looking to cancel the concession entirely.

Most folks locally are convinced that despite certain shortcomings of FONATUR, it is possible to have them as an ally with certain constraints. This coming from someone who has spent years in litigation with them (winning every time thanks to our excellent lawyer, Lic. Lucas Nava Brito). We may not consider FONATUR to be our "friends", but likewise we should not consider them "the enemy". It appears that only certain elements within their bureacracy are influence peddling, and they should not be too difficult to identify and expose. It should be much easier to modify the concession in a manner much more satisfactory to locals once the influence peddlers are exposed for what they are. We should all be looking for some assistance from friends such as our federal diputados and the governor-elect. We should also be making our concerns heard to people close to Enrique Peña Nieto who will undoubtedly be our next Presidente de la República. This is how we beat the greedy unscrupulous folks who shun publicity and who seek to take advantage of corrupt elements in our government.

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