Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times
Jesus Lara gazes over the valley and bay at Punta Colonet, Mexico, that may be developed into one of the Pacific Coast's largest seaports. Mexicos government is preparing to open bidding on what would be the largest infrastructure project in the nations history, a $4-billion seaport that could transform this poor village south of Tijuana into a cargo hub to rival the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Although some oppose the development, Lara, who represents land owners from the agricultural and ranching pueblo, says that for older residents, "This port may be the last opportunity any of them gets. You cant eat the view."
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