by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 09:27 (4669 days ago) @ JBinCT

As Laura points out, it is up to the community of La Barra to decide how to respond to development pressures. And that is my only point, that the future of La Barra should be shaped to the largest extent possible by the current residents, all of whom should have the freedom to make their own decisions.

That was your only point? Sure didn't sound like it to me. You addressed me with insinuations that weren't said by me, including that I believe Troncones has been ruined.

...should the residents decide to take the money and run we will understand completely as our desire to spend a day or two a year there does not trump their right to try and make a better life- as they define it- for themselves. If expressing that thought makes me a troll, so be it.

That was not the thought you expressed previously.

So are you insinuating that tourists who visit a particular place should feel no share of responsibility for the consequences a community suffers in the name of tourist development? If a modern resort and marina appeared in Barra de Potosí, are you saying that even though you would miss the old village you would still patronize the new establishments there without the least degree of guilty conscience?

Seems to me doña Laura already contradicted some of your rather odd insinuations about what you believe I said or implied. Ouch!

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