-I love AMLO, but....has he thought this through? So much to do and undo and will it be done correctly and entirely.
-AMLO is from the Yucatan region which is indigenous and very poor. AMLO, of indigenous roots himself, knows the history of poverty, isolation and racism against the indigenous populations of this area and of Mexico in general. Thus his focus on the Yucatan and its poor.
-Lots of political opposition exists against AMLO and his party so it is hard to tease out the attacks from legitimate concerns. Are politicos and business people wanting the investment directed elsewhere or just giving AMLO a hard time and press.
-La Manzanilla was already invaded; its community, physically, culturally and economically changed before 4 seasons. I've participated in this.
-Would local LM families have voted for this impact?
-My guess is yes with lots of nostalgia for life as it was before. I have heard from locals that people helped and supported each other more; there was more cohesiveness and communal activity and sharing.
-I wonder how locals would vote now or evaluate our impact? Favorably in many ways, I'm sure, but at what price? Remember that OXXO was welcomed as needed and as progress.
-I'm sure many families here would like to see a malecon and yachts mooring in the bay with tourists coming to enjoy a resort town experience. We are still a sleepy type village only a stones throw from this scenario. Can it, will it be stopped?
-So, maybe the Yucatan peoples are wanting and going towards this same experience because of their proverty, daily struggles and no water and no ....... and no.......
-And of course, the monied will get the biggest slice of the pie, as always from time immemorial, many times without social or ecological concern.
-A planned vision, developed by and including many, with hopes of preserving cultural positives; achieving security and safety for plants and beasts, including humans; getting equitable development and distribution of all resources and income to all inhabitants should be the goal. Will this ever happen elsewhere or here? Cruz
PS: The Yucatan has lots of water, all underground with no rivers and beautiful cenotes. So pueblos need tuberia, so where to start?
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