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Loreto is abandoned
#1
Zeta magazine has in interesting article on the state of affairs of Loreto. It is too long to translate in its entirety. Here are the first few paragraphs. You'll get the gist of it.

The 600 hotel rooms in this town are empty due to the loss of airline connectivity between Loreto and the domestic and foreign markets. Flights that were from Houston and Los Angeles have disappeared and Alaska Airlines only has one arrival per month. Nor are there any flights from Mexico City, Guadalajara or Tijuana. More than 30 restaurants have closed and the lack of working capital is notorious.

Loreto, Baja California Sur .- "The food is ready, sir," said an employee of restaurateur Domingo Perez, who with a face of anger and impatience moves his fingers on the table and gives a measured encouragement: "Let's see how things go today, because I do not know where the customers have gone to lately, even as we cook great food, they just don't come anymore. "

It is just over 1PM in the afternoon on August 27 and the heat flashes hit everyone the same without mercy: children, youths, elderly, taxi drivers, workers of all kinds roam the downtown area, hoping to find some tourist who wants to have fun.

Faces wet with sweat, everyone tries to take shelter in the shadow of the trees or houses. The question that everyone has is: Where are the tourists?

In this climate, the heat is the least important thing for Domingo Perez. From 2008 to date, the crisis has hit as never before in Loreto, and especially among service providers who have witnessed how, little by little, business have closed and sadly the streets that were once traveled by thousands of domestic and foreign tourists are now vacant.

In this town, which was considered a tourism powerhouse, the landscape has changed lately as well as the perception. Of the 56 food and beverage establishments that were in the town, from snack bars to international restaurants, 30 had to close their doors.

In addition to this, the fiscal mismanagement led by the former PRD mayor, Yuan Yee Cunningham, who after completing his term ran out of Loreto in face of popular rejection and the fear of criminal charges against him for embezzlement of public funds, was the coup de gras. Some retailers survived on the working capital provided by the bureaucrats, who in the final stages of the administration were not paid their salaries, and therefore there was no money even for "a cup of coffee".
Más vale pocos pelos, pero bien peinados.
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#2
What a mess. The domino effect of businesses failing will be hard on that and the surrounding towns.
A (REALLY) LITTLE tiny LEBANESE PRICK PRETENDING HE IS A MEXICAN SPIC...Thats our Jihad e Salman shrimp Dodgy
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#3
In addition to this, the fiscal mismanagement led by the former PRD mayor, Yuan Yee Cunningham, who after completing his term ran out of Loreto in face of popular rejection and the fear of criminal charges against him for embezzlement of public funds, was the coup de gras.


That's what you get for electing a nomad as Mayor. Yuan Yee Cunningham??
WTF is that, a nomad and a zipperhead mix??
We have met the enemy and he is us. -  Pogo
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#4
I wonder how flyfishingPam is doing? She quit BajaNomads in disgust the same day Doug banned Old Lady.
Más vale pocos pelos, pero bien peinados.
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#5
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OK, so forget about peach and love, but how about those fish tacos?
Más vale pocos pelos, pero bien peinados.
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#6
The new norm in that corridor will be anytime a gringo has their head turned or leaves town, everything of value will be stolen. The poor,poor Mexicans can not help themselves because the americans keep buying drugs which is causing the cartels to kill which is driving tourism away and so on and so on......BS

No law for gringos means your life and belongings are worth shit in Mexico. Gringos are 2nd class people and are to be fleeced and abused.
A (REALLY) LITTLE tiny LEBANESE PRICK PRETENDING HE IS A MEXICAN SPIC...Thats our Jihad e Salman shrimp Dodgy
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#7
And all that was after the boat trailer had been stolen!

http://forums.bajanomad.com/viewthread.php?tid=51578
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#8
Great place to have you holiday or retire to. You might as well move to Imperial Beach or some other shithole NOB where you at least get some help from the police and only the druggies are the thieves. Down in baja , the thieves are anyone that thinks they can get away with the crime which is most of the mexicans.
A (REALLY) LITTLE tiny LEBANESE PRICK PRETENDING HE IS A MEXICAN SPIC...Thats our Jihad e Salman shrimp Dodgy
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#9
(10-08-2011, 05:39 AM)IRON FIST Wrote: Great place to have you holiday or retire to. You might as well move to Imperial Beach or some other shithole NOB where you at least get some help from the police and only the druggies are the thieves. Down in baja , the thieves are anyone that thinks they can get away with the crime which is most of the mexicans.
They have no reason to believer otherwise. crime pays.

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#10
In five years 80 percent of the gringos will have left baja in disgust. The last 20 percent are those, like woooosh, who are under some sort of illusion that their "connections" will protect them.

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