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Developers resurrect plan for massive resort near Los Cabos
By The Associated Press
MEXICO CITY — Developers have resurrected plans for a massive beach resort near a sensitive coral reef in Mexico's Sea of Cortez, two months after authorities rejected a similar plan amid protests by environmental groups.
The proposed Los Pericues resort would include a marina, a golf course and the equivalent of 23,400 hotel rooms on the Baja California shoreline near the protected Cabo Pulmo reef, the only one in the Sea of Cortez (also called the Gulf of California).
Authorities rejected a proposal for the equivalent of about 30,000 hotel rooms in the same area in June.
The Mexican Center for Environmental Law said Monday developers submitted the proposal last week. The center said sediment, salt from a desalinization plant and the marina threaten the reef.
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