Re: Careful with your donations

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Escrito por ZihuaRob desde ( el día sábado, 16 de abril, 2005 a las 14:06:00 horas :

En respuesta a: Re: Careful with your donations escrito por DickN desde ( el día sábado, 16 de abril, 2005 a las 11:07:36 horas :

As far as I know La Barra has no problem with squatters, though there are some land dispute problems all up and down that beach. No, this concerns illegal squatters on Zihuatanejo's hillsides that were designated ecological zones. It would not be the major problem it is if these people had chosen any number of other lands that are not on the hillsides of Zihuatanejo. Though there is indeed a housing shortage in Zihuatanejo, there is plenty of land both to the north and south that would have been much less controversial except that much of it is ejiditario land and the squatters know the ejiditarios don't care about "buying" their votes and that they won't put up with their nonsense but would run them right off. It's a cycle of corruption that we need to fix, but now it has become even more complicated by foreigners unwittingly allowing themselves to be used as pawns in their desire to try to help the children. It is very sad and unfortunate but it is part of our complex social problem and a very regrettable reality. So far one formerly illegal "colonia" has been "regularized" (and Zihuatanejo lost an entire hill) thanks to unwitting and well-intentioned support from foreigners, and another looks to be soon to follow. We currently have over 20 such illegal communities, and politicians seeking votes are looking to "help" them, of course, so we can't trust our elected representatives or their opponents to actually represent the interests of Zihuatanejo in this respect.

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