A local test of Fox’s land-rights resolve


It is good living here. The air is clean and there are plenty of fish in the lagoon and the sea,” says José García Gutiérrez as he guts half a dozen freshly caught sea bass with a large knife in his backyard. Behind him, a pelican, searching for prey in Coyuca Lagoon, swoops against a background of wild palms and mangroves. It certainly seems hard to argue with the 31-year-old’s assertion that he has found the ideal spot to settle with his young wife and one-year-old son. Coming from the impoverished fishing village of San Marcos—just a few miles down the coast, near the seething tourist resort of Acapulco—García Gutiérrez’s prospects of ever owning his own house must have... [Log in to read more]

Would you like to Subscribe?