Since 2007, Mexican law has forbid the destruction of mangroves, but the project to destroy them, known as Malecón Tajamar, received approval back in 2002. For over a decade, the plans were kept on hold. The mangroves remained untouched until only recently, when the companies decided to revive the project.
And why not? Beachfront property is a hot commodity, and Mexico's tourism committee was already on board.
There was just one problem.
People arrived at the mangroves to protest the unjust project.