Big Projects Surprise Small Communities

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Talli Nauman


Development proposals sneak up on remote and unsuspecting towns in the Gulf of California region, such as Bahia Kino, Santa Rosalillita, Bahia de Los Angeles, El Golfo de Santa Clara, Puerto Libertad, and Punta Colonet. Many of the residents have no basic services, water, drainage, light, and roads. Meanwhile, government representatives offer these facilities to infrastructure megaproject companies, which pass along to their investors the profits obtained through the subsidies.