Brandon Hernández 5:09 a.m., June 19
[San Juanico is a small seaside fishing village in Baja California Sur that has become popular with American ex-patriots and surfers. Surfers know it as "Scorpion Bay". The following is a translation of an article in the April 2, 2012 El Sudcaliforniano.]
Ciudad Constitución, Baja California Sur - The population of San Juanico, Baja California Sur, a town considered one of the principal surfing tourist destinations, is going through one of its worst periods due to the failure of authorities to restore order, in light of the terrible and violent events that have pushed some foreign residents to temporarily leave that community.
A letter from an American businessman who has lived in San Juanico more than 15 years lays out his concern for the difficult security problem that prevails in San Juanico. A group of people there have spread fear, and the saddest thing is the authorities continue to merely fold their arms over their chests and do nothing.
Over many years, foreign residents have enjoyed peace, tranquility and the waves to surf in San Juanico. So far, in the current administration, the townsfolk have witnessed various acts of violence, including kidnappings, robberies and threats from a person who is clearly identified, and who has been reported to the state Attorney General, which has done nothing to stop the crimes.
For the moment, a group of Argentinian investors have decided to postpone construction of a cabin-style hotel after learning that some residents have been the victims of robberies and are being threatened by criminals who have control in this town located 90 miles from Ciudad Constitución.