Posted by julie on December 21, 2006, 8:14 am, in reply to "Re: L.A.Times Article on Mexico"
Daniel, you are so right. Some Ejidos are rotten and others, La Manzanilla included, are very honest and "fair". We all trust that La Manz will stay that way, but with enough money things can change quickly and "rules" have already been "changed" by those with the money to do it. |
As far as the statement that "bargaining can go on", that was not the case in Cuastacomate. This is the Ejido demanding more money well after the sale-no other transfers took place. As far as the building permit situation-it is a matter of people in power (the Ejido) putting pressure on the Obras Publico and winning.The property is in his wife's name- a Mexican citizen. Both of these properties are EXTREMELY valuable in todays market and were "bought" long before anyone ever imagined what the value could be.
Fereral land along the lagoon in Villa Obregon has been taken back in recent months. A "Concession" for boat rides and bird watching by a conservation group from Guadalajara came in and fenced off the lagoon from the front of several Mexican's homes. Irma of Villa Obergon can comment on this since she is very close and possibly affected by this "taking back " of Federal Lands.
"Times"- they are a changing.
And by the way, the reason the 50 kilometer rule is in place is because that was the distance a cannon ball could fly from a boat during the revolution. And 50 kilometers is 30 miles.
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