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Aguakan sues government, city council and demands hearing be heard by non-Mexican judges

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – Water concessionaire Aguakan has sued the municipal government of Solidaridad, the Government of Quintana Roo and CAPA in order to maintain their permanence and be allowed to continue providing services.

The news came via a press conference when municipal administrator, Juan Carlos Beristain Navarrete, reported he was notified of the special law suit to allow the company to continue operating.

“We have been notified that the company Desarrolladora Hidráulica de Cancún known as Aguakán, has sued the State Government, the Water and Sewerage Commission and the Solidarity City Council.

“In particular, Aguakan filed a special lawsuit on commercial transactions and arbitration before the civil judge of Mexico City and in that commercial suit, Aguakan intends the Federal judge oblige us to (…) allow Aguakan to continue providing the service of drinking water,” announced Beristain Navarrete.

Aguakan is demanding that the differences and conflicts be resolved by an International Arbitration Committee and not by Mexican judges.

“Aguakan intends to submit the Solidarity City Council in an arbitration that is integrated by the International Chamber of Commerce, which has its headquarters in Paris, France. This means that directly, it intends for a foreign committee in Europe to decide on the human rights of access to water for Mexicans.

“The ambition of Aguakán has no limits as it not only profits from the need of the inhabitants of Playa del Carmen and towns of solidarity, but today it boasts, superior to any of us insults national sovereignty,” said Beristain Navarrete.

He said that municipal authorities will continue seek the defense of the right to water and the departure of Aguakán in Solidaridad.

The demand made by Aguakan comes after accusations of non-compliance regarding their concession was accepted in the Second Unitary Chamber of the Administrative Justice Court of the State of Quintana Roo in June.