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Mexico: citizen complaint over land expropiation in Copala

Categories: Latin America, Mexico, Citizen Media, Digital Activism, Environment, Governance, Protest

In Copala [en] [1], a town south of Acapulco in the province of Guerrero in Mexico, comes this video denouncing the alleged expropriation of lands belonging to Isabel Pisa and Fabiola Abarca by the Municipal President, Gonzalo Gallardo García, member of the Green Ecological Party [es] [2]. The plan was to build a biopark for crocodile reproduction in the area, but Isabel Pisa, single mother of four, shows some pictures that seem to imply that what was built on this location was for recreational purposes: a restaurant and a pool. Following, the video uploaded on YouTube [3] by Denuncia Copala [4], and subtitled on Overstream [5]. I had trouble understanding what Ms. Isabel said around the one minute 23 second mark: if anyone has suggestions or corrections, please add them to the comments and I will update the subtitles.