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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Saturday, April 17, 2021, 21:28 (27 days ago)


https://youtu.be/RGeKSerzF9E

As of today, since April 18, 2020 Zihuatanejo has registered a cumulative total of 2,284 confirmed cases of Covid-19 (6 more than yesterday), 187 that have resulted in fatalities, 45 that are currently active, and approximately 1,907 that have recovered. Still looking like a bump, not a spike. La Unión currently reports 3 active cases and Petatlán 1. I'm guessing the vaccination process went well in La Unión and in Petatlán as well as the rest of the Costa Grande, though I haven't seen any news reports or posts on their respective government social media pages.

Our local government tore up a small sitting wall it had built around the last almendra tree in Plaza del Artista and tore down the tree today. I cannot support a government that doesn't respect agreements it makes and doesn't respect nature. Surely the Paseo del Pescador could've been "remodeled" without killing beloved, old and iconic trees and turning green areas into tons of hot cement under a tropical sun. Bummer!
#PreservemosPlayaManzanillo

Amazingly we are still enjoying some of the best weather of the entire Pacific Coast of Mexico. Nice refreshing evenings, and warm sunny days but not too hot. Just PERFECT!

Oh! Muy modern! - Normally there would be some tall palm trees visible in the background to give a tropical look to this scene, but they were all recently murdered by an arrogant government.
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by Sandy feet @, Seattle, Saturday, April 17, 2021, 21:58 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

What in the hell is going on! Apparently the local government doesn't realize or give a damn that we come to Zihuatanejo because it is NOT Acapulco or Cabo. The natural beauty of Zihuatanejo is it's charm and why we fly from all over to get there. No one comes to see crazy paint jobs and walk on concrete. Absolutely shameful that they tore down another beautiful tree. :grrr:

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by sue in mexico mo @, Mexico, MO USA, Saturday, April 17, 2021, 22:33 (27 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

What is the explanation/reasoning behind the removal of the trees? Are the roots damaging the street, sidewalks, or buildings?

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by Leemr @, Saturday, April 17, 2021, 23:00 (26 days ago) @ sue in mexico mo

Still don't see the big picture? No more rustic old pueblo or fishing village. Compete with other bigshot wanna-be and modernize Zihua. They think that will draw more tourism. But I, as well as many friends who like Zihua, like it exactly BECAUSE it isn't like the other tourist lures. Almost makes me want to look elsewhere and relocate!!!!!! What a shitty deal. The city citizens have NO voice in matters which concern them and which they help pay for. Why not invest more on maintenance. I see the locked up basketball cancha behind Lopez Impresoras is well on its way to rusting, while at the same time the city is building ( and locking up) another new one in Col. Dario Galeana where I live. It really is something that the bigshot can't be held accountable to the public he's suppose to serve and represent !!!!!! JEEZZZ

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by Leemr @, Saturday, April 17, 2021, 23:01 (26 days ago) @ Leemr

I FEEL A BIT BETTER NOW . . . .

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by Tucker62 @, Vancouver, Monday, April 19, 2021, 12:38 (25 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I dunno though. The changes look pretty good to me. Lots of sizable new palm trees for one. And, by design or good fortune, the government has kept a lot of people employed and carried out these changes during the pandemic while there was little tourist income and few tourists to bother. A fairly decent result I'd have thought.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Monday, April 19, 2021, 14:17 (25 days ago) @ Tucker62

I dunno though. The changes look pretty good to me. Lots of sizable new palm trees for one. And, by design or good fortune, the government has kept a lot of people employed and carried out these changes during the pandemic while there was little tourist income and few tourists to bother. A fairly decent result I'd have thought.

Aesthetics aside, and ignoring the fact my wife and I no longer have a shady cozy garden in front of our home with plants and trees planted by us and our neighbors (never mind Prieto the cat's grave), I'm positive killing ANY tree was unnecessary. The tons of additional cement and loss of shade will now raise the ambient temperature along the entire waterfront and especially in Plaza del Artista, and every single degree is important when you live in the tropics.

But the mayor is counting on people just like you (no offense) to legitimize the unnecessary and unsolicited poorly planned and executed project. While parts of it may be pleasing to the eye, the destruction of the trees and plants wasn't necessary and neither is the excessive use of cement. The basketball court especially: it now has TWO layers of court, one poured over the other causing excessive weight on the beach that will lead to erosion.

The government could employ many more people for less money simply by PROMOTING TOURISM directed at folks with the purchasing power we need instead of patting themselves on the back for the busloads of people who bring everything with them and leave more garbage than money here. We've seen a steady decline in tourism and their purchasing power over the past two decades, much of it related to extremely poor local political decisions and the lack of simply applying existing laws.

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by Sandy feet @, Seattle, Monday, April 19, 2021, 20:47 (25 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Yep, yep, yep! :worthy: