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So Much To Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, November 30, 2017, 14:40 (14 days ago)

While the tourist season is slowly but surely getting underway, the municipal government unfortunately seems to simply not care. No upkeep or maintenance has been visible along the waterfront. No new benches to replace the old ones (though a broken one was finally removed from the Plaza del Artista). No new garbage bins have been placed on Playa La Madera or the Playa Principal. And what worries me the most, no police have been seen patrolling anywhere. The only thing we've noticed is Fonatur sprucing up its gardens on Ixtapa Boulevard and Paseo de los Viveros, which both look beautiful. And we saw that Fonatur is repairing the Paseo de las Garzas, which needed it. In Zihuatanejo the municipal government replaced the pavement on Benito Juárez street, which didn't need it, and they moved the bus stop at the intersection of Benito Juárez and Avenida Morelos, which has only made traffic worse but which has allowed the municipal government to spend a few million pesos remodeling the small plaza that used to be the bus stop, just in time to skim some money for the upcoming year-long elections (the mayor is running for reelection). Madness!

Lupita and I enjoyed a divine lunch yesterday of fresh local fish at Café Marina aka Joe's Place, next to the basketball court. The meal simply couldn't have been any better! And the fine folks at La Casa Marina always make us feel at home.

We also heard a little bit of Jimi Mamou as we strolled by Daniel's last evening, which of course prompted us to dance our way on down the sidewalk. I don't see how anyone can sit still when Jimi's playing. He's got some mighty fine rhythm! :jam:

Since we had some chores to tend to in Ixtapa this morning, we decided to stop by Deborah's Restaurant for breakfast. We were thrilled to see the place doing a booming business. All Mexicans, and apparently no all-inclusive folks because I didn't see anyone wearing wristbands. The food and service were perfect!

This was yesterday's sunrise. Today's was awfully hazy and we didn't take any photos.
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The view during the afternoon from Café Marina.
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So Much To Zih

by HolyMole @, Thursday, November 30, 2017, 14:58 (14 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

(the mayor is running for reelection). Madness!

Municipal politicians aren't subject to the same "no consecutive terms" rules as the bigger fish?

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So Much To Zih

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Thursday, November 30, 2017, 17:34 (14 days ago) @ HolyMole

(the mayor is running for reelection). Madness!

Municipal politicians aren't subject to the same "no consecutive terms" rules as the bigger fish?

The politicians changed the laws. Where've you been?

Reforma Político Electoral 2014

Re-Election

by HolyMole @, Monday, December 04, 2017, 15:01 (10 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

(the mayor is running for reelection). Madness!

Municipal politicians aren't subject to the same "no consecutive terms" rules as the bigger fish?


The politicians changed the laws. Where've you been?

Reforma Político Electoral 2014

I learn something every day. Looks like the right to re-election doesn't extend to EPN. I assume most Mexicans like it that way?

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Re-Election

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, December 04, 2017, 17:37 (10 days ago) @ HolyMole

(the mayor is running for reelection). Madness!

Municipal politicians aren't subject to the same "no consecutive terms" rules as the bigger fish?


The politicians changed the laws. Where've you been?

Reforma Político Electoral 2014


I learn something every day. Looks like the right to re-election doesn't extend to EPN. I assume most Mexicans like it that way?

I consider the majority of anti-EPN sentiment to be based on prejudice, not facts. And since no Mexican alive today can recall what the reelection of any Mexican politician is like, I'll venture to say it's premature to speculate how folks will feel about it. I will speculate that if AMLO were to win the presidency next year, within the first year of his presidency a lot more people than will currently express support for EPN will be looking back on his sexenio as the good old days, much like the majority of sane US citizens long for the sanity of their previous president.

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by Grumpy in Lake Cowichan @, Vancouver Island B.C Canada, Thursday, November 30, 2017, 20:22 (13 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Thanks for the pictures of my breakfast table and view......... Love that place.............42 days and counting

So Much To Zih

by Mexalberta @, Thursday, November 30, 2017, 21:52 (13 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

You are right we have been Ixtapa since November 4 and there are no police here or on our visits to Zihuatanejo.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, December 01, 2017, 09:41 (13 days ago) @ Mexalberta

You are right we have been Ixtapa since November 4 and there are no police here or on our visits to Zihuatanejo.

The worst part is if you need to call the police for any reason, you simply can't. No one answers their local phone number. The 911 number is answered by someone in another city who is unfamiliar with Zihuatanejo, and almost everyone who has tried to reach the police says they don't respond in anything remotely resembling a timely fashion. It simply should not take an hour and a half for police to respond to any incident.

Like us, you'll be happy to know that it looks like our mayor will lose his bid for re-election. I can't say I'm the least bit disappointed. We thought things couldn't get any worse than during the administration of the previous mayor, but they did. Having no responsive police force is simply unacceptable.

So Much To Zih

by Mexalberta @, Thursday, November 30, 2017, 22:44 (13 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

The AI in Ixtapa are full of Mexicans, never seen it so busy in November

So Much To Zih

by Charlybby, Friday, December 01, 2017, 00:05 (13 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

:-) Love it!! Your pics Rob, that is!