viernes, 19 de febrero de 2010

Desarrollo Turístico

2 comentarios:

citywoman dijo...

It's sad that all the beaches are closed off to the original residents who now have to travel for miles to fish, swim or walk. There are guards and concrete barriers between them and the so-called public land now. Is there any point in calling it 'public land' when access is so difficult? It would be great if every resort had access points for the public. As well, the surviving mangroves may be guaranteed of survival if some become part of an ecotourist park with high walkways - teach the public about the mangroves and their importance, preserve wildlife and open them to people.

citywoman dijo...

I also wonder why it is that when anyone makes a comment about the filthy habit of Mexicans to dump rubbish in public places four things are retorted:
1. 'If that bothers you, you should go back to where you came from'.
2. It's a cultural thing. Mexicans have always been like that.
3. This a a 3rd world country.
4. It's education. Mexicans don't understand about recycling and rubbish.
I'm sorry that is the attitude. Firstly, I am a citizen of the world and nobody has the right these days to mess up that world through laziness, thoughtlessness or pig-headedness. Secondly, this is NOT a third world country. It is overflowing with the trappings of wealth that are just not shared properly. Education is there for all and it surprises me how many 'poor' people on terrible incomes still own TVs, phones and massive trucks. And they spend plenty on beer and late night partying into the early hours of the morning. The locals are not endemically lazy. My experience is that many have more than one job and work long hours at hard tasks. Culture MUST not be held up as an excuse. A culture, by definition, is something that grows and morphs (like the bacteria in yoghurt) and surely the efforts of a few (such as the Bucerias and Sayulita recyclers) can be expanded simply to all other towns but in a sustainable, institutionalised way, not needing to be totally run and maintained by volunteers.
I am super frustrated by the filth as I have spent countless futile days picking up garbage and separating recyclables only to find it returning next day. Places like Oxxo and manufacturers of toilet paper and baby diapers should be held accountable for their packaging which litters the streets, beaches and any spare field. THIS is where disease and mosquitoes are breeding. I have seen the tiny puddles of wrigglers all around our area.
And if Mexico just suddenly loses its tourist industry or implodes with an insect borne virus, then perhaps that is something the population has deserved through not working as ONE and taking a firm stand on these issues. Do we need another Zapata to lead all by the nose or can individuals step up and take some mature steps UNAIDED?