I was as surprised as anyone to discover that the highway to Oaxaca is actually under construction. In late November, photographer Lalo Romero and I traveled in a 4x4 pickup truck with Isidro García Ruíz, the Regidor of Sports of Santa María Colotepec, into the mountains — almost to Paso Ancho, San Bartolomé Loxicha — to see how far the service road extended. Then in December I went through Colotepec from Ventanilla to the Colotepec River to see the construction going on there. In total, I saw around five crews working. I was told that equipment was still arriving. Of course, there will be an update in the next issue.
Some people complain about how Puerto keeps growing, but I have no complaints about some of the new restaurants that have recently opened on Zicatela. Read Linda Verde’s restaurant review to learn more. Every year also brings more opportunities to go to the movies. María Jimena reminds us of what it is like to be part of an audience.
Mexico’s new immigration law will have consequences for Puerto’s foreign community. It will make living in Mexico harder for some people and easier for others. 2013 will be an interesting year for foreign retirees, which is the focus of this issue’s article on the law.
There’s so much going on that I had to make the magazine bigger than usual.
Barbara Joan Schaffer
Editor and Publisher
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