Mexico cruise-ship project hits rough water


Natalia Rodríguez Krebs recalls the look of Zihuatanejo Bay when she moved here as a girl in the early 1960s—thick coral, crystalline waters, abundant eel and octopus. That, however, was then. “I could see my feet in the water near the main beach,” says Rodríguez, who likes to swim long-distance in the bay. “Now I can’t.” Fed up with worsening water pollution, Rodríguez has joined hundreds of citizens in Zihuatanejo and nearby Ixtapa in a campaign to restore the health of the picturesque bay, located in southern Guerrero state on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The campaign’s most recent target is a Mexico City company’s project to build a cruise-ship terminal in the bay. The company, Hydro Construcciones Maritímos Fluviales, aims to boost visits... [Log in to read more]

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