Avatar

Sonriendo ZIHn Razón

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Friday, April 29, 2022, 20:51 (24 days ago)


https://youtu.be/5yvoIjW6J5I

There are currently no active cases of Covid-19 in Zihuatanejo, and unless there is a major flare-up I'm not going to continue reporting daily numbers here. I doubt the government will continue with their daily Covid-19 updates much longer, either. It's time to get back to enjoying living.

Unfortunately there were some shootings in Zihuatanejo yesterday and today that the local media won't report because the government doesn't want them to, and the government pays them well to say only good things so as not to alarm our visitors or to put a stain on their political careers with anything that isn't positive. I think that's a very irresponsible attitude by both the government and their paid cheerleaders. All I can recommend due to the lack of details is to stay alert, be aware of your surroundings and never assume those popping sounds are firecrackers. This is a reminder why many of us don't find fireworks enjoyable. Nevertheless, I still love living here and I don't let this crap get to me. I knew what I was getting into before I moved here 33 years ago. Guerrero was a lawless state when I first lived here in '74, and in that respect not much has changed.

Today was another one of those picture postcard perfect days with absolutely perfect weather. Other places may have comparable weather, but few if any could possibly have better weather. Still cool enough to sleep partially under a sheet at night, but mild enough to not really need hot water for bathing anymore unless your tinaco is not exposed to the sun.

What a difference strolling around town this week. Tranquility has returned for the most part. No crowds. Almost no tourists, though there are still a surprising amount of foreigners here. Good to see. But restaurants and shops will start feeling the pinch, though we expect to continue receiving a good amount of weekend visitors between now and summer vacation at the beginning of July. From now until the first big rains is the best time of year for swimming. The water in our bay looks very inviting. The Mar de Fondo is still present but not as big as it was at the beginning of the week. Fishing looks like it's improving, too. This sure seems like paradise to me, warts and all. B-)

Early reservations are being made at many local lodgings. Make yours now to assure a place at your favorite lodging.
Vacation Rentals in Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa, Troncones, Barra de Potosí & Papanoa

¡Cuidemos nuestro patrimonio!
#NoBlueFlagEnNuestrasPlayas
#PreservemosPlayaManzanillo

The last few visiting sailboats of the season sit peacefully at anchor in an extremely calm bay.
[image]

Sonriendo ZIHn Razón

by Padrino ⌂ @, San Diego/Rosarito, Friday, April 29, 2022, 23:02 (24 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Unfortunately there were some shootings in Zihuatanejo yesterday and today that the local media won't report because the government doesn't want them to, and the government pays them well to say only good things so as not to alarm our visitors or to put a stain on their political careers with anything that isn't positive. I think that's a very irresponsible attitude by both the government and their paid cheerleaders. All I can recommend due to the lack of details is to stay alert, be aware of your surroundings and never assume those popping sounds are firecrackers. This is a reminder why many of us don't find fireworks enjoyable. Nevertheless, I still love living here and I don't let this crap get to me. I knew what I was getting into before I moved here 33 years ago. Guerrero was a lawless state when I first lived here in '74, and in that respect not much has changed.

Rob, would you please elaborate on the culture of lawlessness in Guerrero? Over the years, I have heard about events that were very disturbing. You mentioned that it has been this way since 1974. Is it a vestige from the Revolution years? Or does this go back even further? In so many ways, Zihua seems absolutely perfect to me. The locals have always gone out of their way to make me feel welcome. When I visited with my friend from Mexico City, they literally treated us like royalty.

However, a year or two later, when I visited my favorite beach restaurant in Playa La Madera, I learned that one of the long-time meseros had been murdered at a bar. No one would testify about what had happened. The most I could get out of his fellow meseros was that a big group had gone to a local hangout after a soccer match. An argument started and he was killed. And that was that. No one would say anything. In the semi-autobiographical novel written by Eric Bulard, he mentions a culture of violence with regard to the families of wives taking revenge upon husbands who wanted out of the marriage.

Pues, adelante. Just curious.

Wasn't there a serpent in the Garden of Eden?

Avatar

Sonriendo ZIHn Razón

by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, April 30, 2022, 12:18 (23 days ago) @ Padrino

Unfortunately there were some shootings in Zihuatanejo yesterday and today that the local media won't report because the government doesn't want them to, and the government pays them well to say only good things so as not to alarm our visitors or to put a stain on their political careers with anything that isn't positive. I think that's a very irresponsible attitude by both the government and their paid cheerleaders. All I can recommend due to the lack of details is to stay alert, be aware of your surroundings and never assume those popping sounds are firecrackers. This is a reminder why many of us don't find fireworks enjoyable. Nevertheless, I still love living here and I don't let this crap get to me. I knew what I was getting into before I moved here 33 years ago. Guerrero was a lawless state when I first lived here in '74, and in that respect not much has changed.


Rob, would you please elaborate on the culture of lawlessness in Guerrero? Over the years, I have heard about events that were very disturbing. You mentioned that it has been this way since 1974. Is it a vestige from the Revolution years? Or does this go back even further? In so many ways, Zihua seems absolutely perfect to me. The locals have always gone out of their way to make me feel welcome. When I visited with my friend from Mexico City, they literally treated us like royalty.

However, a year or two later, when I visited my favorite beach restaurant in Playa La Madera, I learned that one of the long-time meseros had been murdered at a bar. No one would testify about what had happened. The most I could get out of his fellow meseros was that a big group had gone to a local hangout after a soccer match. An argument started and he was killed. And that was that. No one would say anything. In the semi-autobiographical novel written by Eric Bulard, he mentions a culture of violence with regard to the families of wives taking revenge upon husbands who wanted out of the marriage.

Pues, adelante. Just curious.

Wasn't there a serpent in the Garden of Eden?

Not a culture. Simply the absence of anything remotely resembling a functional police and judicial system where impunity and corruption reign. Thank goodness the people in this region are mostly warm and friendly.

Sonriendo ZIHn Razón

by Bcbuddy, Saturday, April 30, 2022, 09:40 (23 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Apparently a Troncones man was killed in some sort of dispute. Very sad that he leaves behind 4 children and a wife who is supposed to be a bridesmaid today.

Avatar

Sonriendo ZIHn Razón

by Pam in NJ ⌂ @, Troncones, MX, Saturday, April 30, 2022, 13:27 (23 days ago) @ Bcbuddy

For anyone interested in helping this family, I will soon be coordinating a fundraiser. Thank you in advance for your support of our community.