On June 8, Greenpeace filed an administrative complaint against two officials in Mexico City who allegedly approved certain environmental applications from the Cabo Cortes development group.
Mauricio Limon Aguirre, deputy secretary for environmental protection management, and Eduardo Enrique Gonzalez, director of environmental impact and risk management, were named in the complaint filed by the environmental group on Wednesday.
The complaint was submitted to the secretariat’s internal affairs office, Greenpeace said in a statement.
The resort, which is being developed by Hansa Urbana unit Hansa Baja Investments, covers 3,800 hectares (9,382 acres), of which 2,500 hectares (6,172 acres) will be protected natural areas and 1,300 hectares (3,210 acres) will be developed, company officials said last month.
Read the full story here: Greenpeace Files Complaint
When Serge Dedina was in Todos Santos in April 2011, he spoke at La Esquina and noted that some of the investors in Cabo Cortes were the same people who when running FONATUR (Mexico Tourism Development Trust), tried to push Escalera Nautica, the series of marinas up and down the Baja coast. Escalera Nautica was cancelled and the insiders who bought land to resell to Escalera Nautica saw their investments become nearly worthless.
Baja California Sur is under attack from ruthless opportunists with confederates well placed in the Mexican federal bureaucracy. Various proposed projects (with no true regard for the economic or environmental consequences to local inhabitants) include several open pit mining operations, the now defunct Escalera Nautica and Cabo Cortes.
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