Representants of the Raquilsa company have denounced that, for over 8 years, they had experienced problems with a group of commoners from Montañita, in the Spondylus Route. The problem with the locals prevents the company of building an enclosure around their property that holds over 2.800 m² in terrain.
This past November 19th, the owners were measuring the terrain in the presence of the Municipal staff of Santa Elena city. The measurements were interrupted by the commoners. The Municipal staff continued with the measurements because the owners held legal documents and they had paid the fees for placing milestones.
“They paid a milestone tax and made their petition. And we have to comply because the order was signed by the Mayor” said the Municipal officer, Ángel González. (I)
Original source in Spanish: http://www.eluniverso.com/noticias/2016/03/08/nota/5451990/denuncian-problema-montanita