It’s been about 2 years since Tres Santos (then Playa Santos) had their SEMARNAT mandated dog and pony show in the Todos Santos theatre to inform the public of their long range development plans for our area. Many seasoned veterans of the development wars were highly skeptical of the statements being made and time is proving that their skepticism was well founded. I photographed nearly the entire slide show presentation and will try to locate the specific slides pertaining to water use and Punta Lobos fisherman access issues since it appears that Tres Santos is totally reneging on promises made at that meeting, which was the ONLY public contact between the developers and the community. Our worst nightmares are becoming real.
Below are two videos, one from Tres Santos documenting their attempt to sell the project to wealthy investors/clients at a dinner and booze bash somewhere in the US and another from a new group (truthsantos.org) trying to publicize hard facts concerning the project and illuminate the suspect activities that are ongoing at Punta Lobos and beyond. Be sure to visit the www.truthsantos.org site to read more information that Tres Santos would prefer remained hidden.
There is no doubt that the two biggest threats to the continued existence of the Todos Santos we all currently love are Tres Santos and gold mining in the Sierra de la Laguna. Be informed, aware and vocal in your opposition to these projects as the Todos Santos of today will not be able to continue to exist if these projects succeed. If you happen to be considering buying into the Tres Santos project, do your homework independently. Don’t trust what the sales people tell you. All that glitters in Baja Sur is NOT gold.
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