Meeting in Barra with FONATUR

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 17:53 (3903 days ago) @ Laura

It was the same song and dance and evasiveness that the Zihuatanejo folks received, which is why they walked out on their meeting while it was in progress at an Ixtapa hotel conference room.

Folks who would normally trust Fonatur are now skeptical of their intentions. Twenty-five years is just a little too long for a "let's see if this works" trial period.

As you mentioned, one of the more memorable comments by locals that he apparently couldn't answer beyond trying to suggest that Fonatur was the second coming of Christ come to save the community, was "si dice usted que Fonatur no va a construir nada aquí en Barra de Potosí, entonces para qué pidieron la concesión; nadie pide nada más porque sí." Man oh man, would I ever have let out a shrill Mexican ¡aaajúuuuaaaaa aiii aiii aiii ja ja ja!!! if I had been there.

But the most damning evidence against the Fonatur API is the concession document itself, which clearly states their purpose in Barra de Potosí is to build and operate a pier. He also confirmed this unwittingly in one of his replies that the diagram in possession of the fishermen was indeed presented to the SCT in order to get the concession. Vainly endeavoring to suggest they misled the Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes (SCT) but are not lying to the humble villagers of La Barra de Potosí.

And Presidente Lacunza deserves to lose his job over the way he has misled, avoided and generally abused the confidence of his constituents at La Barra. Él lanza la piedra y oculta la mano. ¡Cobarde! :nono:

There's going to be a demonstration march for the revocation of this concession on March 31 at 9:00 am from the pier to the Palacio Municipal.

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