i, since i am a mexican with voting rights, will be talking to aurelio to see what kind of government he plans on running and will speak my word about this. i will mention the site, and will give him a copy which i am sure he has seen.
no one "asked for it" here. the only thing i agree with is that her lawyer needs to be replaced with another. and it has to someone NOT scared of a extortion-loving fight. there may be some of the facts a little exaggerated, i don't know. but the main jist is to show people what the heck is going on. she is afraid for her life. shame on anyone mocking the situation.
Nauticab, since you have the legal rights and you have stated that Juan Carlos is a personal family friend, you might ask him the history of this case during his administration. Aurelio will be the next mayor as the opposition parties/coalition has been eliminated or chooses to not even bother with participating.
Does Sherri deserve any of what she is going through? Of course not! Should she have a clear understanding of just how things work here after living and doing business for the past 16 years? You betcha! Sherri may well have been victimized throughout this process, but I can't help thinking she has been victimized by bad or unrealistic legal advice, poor legal strategy and if indeed these pleas are from Sherri, she has a seriously misguided idea as to what might improve her legal predicament. I have seen worse than this, but not many.
From the beginning, Sherri needed a court to examine the facts where indeed they would examine the facts and rule on the basis of Mexican law. This might happen in Merida or in Mexico City. It is a very long way to Merida from Cozumel and the road leads to Cancun and then to Chetumal. I discussed my personal case with Sherri ten years ago. I have been there and done that, but my case was way more clear cut and obvious black and white. Only after I had filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission and completed all the stacked deck obstacles would the Embassy even pretend to look at my case. The outcome of the U.S. State Department's examination of all their requested documentation was insulting, they certainly could have still done nothing and been more helpful or at least not be insulting to any one's intelligence.
Some of the statements attributed to Sherri seem very self defeating and there are too many contradictory words or allegations that are not backed up by any outside sources, i.e. the attorney being attacked and beaten which she says she was only informed that this took place. If one third of this could be substantiated, a press conference might be an appropriate action, not attempting an Internet letter writing campaign that will only harden resistance and cause any potentially sympathetic people to join in circling the wagons with her opposition.
This obviously is a battle with big money and as long as the pockets are deep enough, big money will win every time. It would appear that Sherri tried to make a claim to property during the administration of Gustavo, administration changed with Juan Carlos. Does anyone remember the various pledges of Gustavo to cancel and undo some of the permits and projects permitted by the previous administration, most notably the pedestrian bridge at Langosta, El Cantil as well as the condo project to the north that exceeds height restrictions by five stories.
Mexico has historically lacked strong control and influence in the peninsular as a whole and most especially in Quintana Roo which until recently was still under territorial status. What is very clear is that she has been outmaneuvered legally and out lawyer-ed from the start. She needed strong, competent counsel well versed in the law as it is practiced and the reality of how to get the case before a court that consistently applies Mexican law. Sherri's lack of local support from the ex-pat community is from many people recognizing the futility and that too much of this will be strongly self defeating. I am only surprised by Sherri acting surprised that this has transpired. Her arrest and "kidnapping off the highway" that is the way things are done as there are serious restrictions on just when and how law enforcement might intrude on a person's property and execute an arrest warrant. Sherri had posted that she expected to be arrested, I assume she had obtained an amparo which is why she was released from jail. It isn't like any of this came without advance warning and when things were not working, obviously a change in legal tactics and strategy was merited.
I am sorry to see this come to all this. Posting irresponsible statements that could damage the island as a whole is not going to win any influence or bring assistance. If you want to talk about an international letter writing campaign, talk to the family of Kirsty MacColl who officially gave up last year after an eight year campaign.