Community members seek to detonate the town of San Marcos and the Picachos dam for tourism


They also ask that they be paid for their land since they have had this problem for around 12 to 14 years.

MAZATLAN. – Community members of the Picachos Dam have something clear, the dam stores water for all citizens, but they also want the area to be promoted as ecological tourism.

Given this, the president of the San Marcos Community Tourism Cooperative, Eloísa Román Tirado, handed over a folder with projects and petitions to the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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He commented that the projects include the creation of a production center in the dam to help the fishermen, paving of pending sections, as well as the creation of a high school in the community of San Marcos, in addition to achieving a dialogue with the community members affected in the zone.

“We have the Villa de Lago project, it is a private subdivision of 800 lots that will generate employment in the area, the idea is to reactivate the town of San Marcos, we also have visits from many Americans who come to fish during November and April, since which is the best prey at the national level in terms of quantity”, said Román Tirado.

He explained that what has happened with the dam on the commercial issue is that previously they took out a lot of fish, more than was allowed, and everything got out of control, right now they are looking to have a production center that comes to benefit the 220 fishermen in the area.

On the other hand, he pointed out that the people of San Marcos have begun to bet on tourism, people have seen an important source of income, and work has already begun so that more visitors arrive and can take horseback rides or kayaking.

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They look for AMLO, but they can’t find him

About 10 community members from San Marcos, led by Fabián Valle, sought to speak with the President of the Republic, Andrés Manuel López Obrador but had no luck.

The community members commented that for more than 12 to 14 years they have not been paid for their common use lands, and that they continue to fight in search of being able to solve this problem that they have been dragging on for a long time.

“We are in the fight, we are around 250 community members from San Marco, the only thing we ask is to be heard, but they do not want to serve us, they are more than 300 hectares and it is far from being paid,” said Valle.

For their part, they commented that in the state they are not taken into account since the last administration, both state and federal, they were only put off, and currently they have not been able to talk with the current governor Rubén Rocha Moya.

Fabián Valle along with his companions stood on the highway with cardboard in hand, asking to be heard by the federal president, but they had no luck, now they will seek to approach Rocha Moya, governor of Sinaloa, because with each passing year they see their payment far away.


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