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February 22, 2008

Southern Mexico

Geo Quiz

Think sunny Southern Mexico for today's geography quiz.

This Mexican state is a major tourist destination for those seeking to escape the cold.

In fact, it's miles and miles of Pacific coastline are called "The Mexican Riviera."

The most well-known city is Acapulco.

Acapulco at Night: photo: BBC NewsAcapulco at Night: photo: BBC News

This state is bordered by Oaxaca to the east, and Mexico State, Morelos and Puebla to the north.

One additional historical fact -- this state is named in honor of the Second President of the Mexican Republic.

Think fast the answer is here...

February 22, 2008

Southern Mexico

Geo Quiz

We were looking for the southern Mexican state of Guerrero. It's home to the beaches of Acapulco.

But now the Mexican government wants to build a hydro-electric dam near the tourist resort.

Rio Papagayo: The projects calls for a dam on the Rio Papagayo. A reservoir covering 65 square miles would flood hundreds of farms. The government says it needs the dam to generate clean energy for central Mexico. Photo: Lorne MatalonRio Papagayo: The projects calls for a dam on the Rio Papagayo. A reservoir covering 65 square miles would flood hundreds of farms. The government says it needs the dam to generate clean energy for central Mexico. Photo: Lorne Matalon

The government hopes to generate power to supply Acapulco and to sell to Central America.

But as Lorne Matalon reports, local residents aren't too hot on the idea. Listen to Lorne's report

No to the dam: The sign reads "The people come first. No to the dam." Photo: Lorne MatalonNo to the dam: The sign reads "The people come first. No to the dam." Photo: Lorne Matalon

Marco Antonio Suastegui: Campesino leader Marco Antonio Suastegui examines a map of the area in a shelter beside a roadblock. The roadblock was established to stop workers from bringing construction equipment to the site of the dam. The roadblock has not been challenged by the FeMarco Antonio Suastegui: Campesino leader Marco Antonio Suastegui examines a map of the area in a shelter beside a roadblock. The roadblock was established to stop workers from bringing construction equipment to the site of the dam. The roadblock has not been challenged by the Fe

Police block: Campesinos say police blocked their access to a meeting with representatives of the Federal Electrical Commission last year. One project opponent says the will of the area's residents to try and block the dam's construction hardened that day. Photo: LornePolice block: Campesinos say police blocked their access to a meeting with representatives of the Federal Electrical Commission last year. One project opponent says the will of the area's residents to try and block the dam's construction hardened that day. Photo: Lorne

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