Tenacatita Libre !
An amazing turn of events. Unbeknownst to almost everyone, representatives of the governor's office, the Julian, the president of La Huerta, accompanied by lots of people and several truckloads of State Police (what a switch to have them on our side), came yesterday and after showing an order, began to dismantle the gate and tear down the guard shack. Several people from town helped while everyone else waited at Chito's restaurant where Julian asked us to stay until all the debris was cleared so no one would get hurt. |
Obviously the other side must have known what was going to happen because they accepted it and many gathered their stuff and left.
Julian spoke to the crowd that had gathered at Chito's and explained that the concession at this time is only for a free beach, recreation and a malecon. For now no camping and no commercial use. Also people need to be responsible for their trash, and not bring lots of booze. There are still many details to be worked out. Yesterday cars had to park at the glorieta (the entrance ) but Julian asked for us to walk if we could since there were so many people.
What a glorious afternoon. Kids playing in the waves, families hanging out, big smiles on everyone's faces. This is just the beginning and just about the federal zone. The land disputes still haven't been resolved and so Rodenas' security people are guarding "their" part.
Off to the beach right now!
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