Killing Mangroves in La Barra

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Escrito por ZihuaRob desde ( el día lunes, 18 de agosto, 2008 a las 13:54:48 horas :

It's been reported that the construction crew for the business Desarrolladora Imperad, SA de CV, whose lawyer is Pedro Olea Bracamontes and whose architect overseeing the workers is Roberto Mario Guala from Argentina, are in the process of destroying mangroves and filling in a section of the Laguna de Potosí to build a road to the property they are allegedly trying to steal from the Garibo Vargas family. The "authorities responsible" for upholding the federal environmental laws that are supposed to protect mangroves have remained notoriously absent and silent and have thus far allowed the destruction in spite of all the local publicity this issue has received. Quite to the contrary, the local Petatlán tourist police have allegedly been protecting the workers of the person trying to steal the land.

Since the government at all levels has failed to do their job and has instead allowed lawlessness to fill in the vacuum of their absence, local ejiditarios have taken machetes in hand in defense of their neighbor's property and have vowed that blood will flow if the government continues allowing this injustice to take place.

It saddens me immensely that this is happening to what should be such a peaceful community undisturbed by lawlessness, rapacious greed or corruption. When "progress" destroys communities and ruins lives then it is not the progress we seek, and in this region of Guerrero it will only foment more animosity against authority and the perceived members of the social class seen as responsible for the injustice.

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