State deputies take CFE tariff fight to chamber Cancun Mexico 

State deputies take CFE tariff fight to chamber

Cancun, Q.R. — Federal officials for the state of Quintana Roo are taking the fight to congress to formally request a change in electricity tariffs. This week, federal deputies of Quintana Roo are gathering in congress to sign a point of agreement to ask the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit to notify the Federal Electricity Commission and the Energy Secretariat that the state requests a tariff change. Federal officials are requesting the tariff be changed for the state from the current 1B rate to 1D, the same tariff request that…

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CFE says not many complaints, customers satisfied Mexico Playa del Carmen 

CFE says not many complaints, customers satisfied, tariff stays

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — In a recent press conference, CFE head for Riviera Maya says there are not that many Profeco complaints, and those who do complain are resolved in favor of the consumer. Luis Egypt Quijas Padilla, superintendent of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) for Riviera Maya, says that so far this year, “Only 21 complaints have been filed with Profeco out of 123,000 CFE customers that we have, and all are satisfactory in favor of the consumer.” In a press conference, Quijas Padila says, “Over the last several months,…

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A fourth criminal complaint filed against ex-mayor Mexico Political 

A fourth criminal complaint filed against ex-mayor

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Officials of the city of Playa del Carmen have filed another criminal complaint against former municipal mayor, Mauricio Góngora Escalante. The latest in a string of complaints filed against ex-municipality and state officials alleges the ex-mayor diverted millions of peso of public resources using fake suppliers. More precisely, Góngora Escalante is accused of diverting public resources via the administration of Román Quian Alcocer by inventing suppliers for charging fake services for City Hall with false tax address. The latest criminal complaint filed with the PGR is for 47 million peso,…

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Man who killed boy with car dies a week later Cancun Mexico 

Man who killed boy with car dies a week later

Cancun, Q.R. — A man who hit and killed a boy last week with his car has also died. The accident happened September 29 when the driver of a vehicle hit a 10-year-old boy on Nichupte Avenue. The boy was rushed to hospital where he died a few hours later from his injuries. According to the State Attorney General’s Office, the man, who was also taken to hospital, was set to be charged with manslaughter but died early Thursday morning, nearly a week after the accident. The driver of the…

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Inauguration date for Cancun's Terminal 4 airport set Cancun Mexico 

Inauguration date for Cancun Airport’s Terminal 4 set

Cancun, Q.R. — After two years and more than 2 billion peso, the new Terminal 4 of the Cancun International Airport has set an opening date. On October 10, national and state officials will inaugurate the completed Terminal 4 of the Cancun airport. Mexico’s president, Enrique Peña Nieto along with state governor Carlos Joaquín González and officials from Aeropuertos del Sureste (ASUR), will inaugurate Terminal 4 of the Cancun International Airport, making it one of the most important airports in Latin America. After two years of work and an investment of approximately 2.5 billion peso, the new terminal…

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Despite insecurity, Riviera Maya hotel sector continues to grow Mexico Riviera Maya News 

Despite insecurity, Riviera Maya hotel sector continues to grow

Cancun, Q.R. — Despite issues of insecurity, the hotel sector for the region remains stable and growing. Ramón Roselló, executive vice president of La incorporación de la Asociación Internacional de Inversores Hoteleros (Inverotel) says the hotel sector remains stable and strong despite insecurity issues in the country. He says that hotel investments continue with more expected in the future. “We are very comfortable in the state and what we want to try and do is continue investing in the state. We have many projects, which in the short term includes a construction forecast…

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Poaching in conservation regions remains big problem Mexico Playa del Carmen 

Poaching in conservation regions remains big problem

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Poaching continues to be a huge problem in Riviera Maya with the continual decline of protected species. Researchers and activities are concerned about the impact poaching is having on species that are protected in the state of Quintana Roo. Román Weikop, president of the Mexican Organization of Rescue and Rehabilitation of Wildlife A.C. (Orgfas), says that they estimate that between eight and 12 jaguars have already been killed within the first eight months of the year. He explained that they have a Phototramp monitoring system…

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Demand for whale shark tours down as season ends Cancun Mexico 

Demand for whale shark tours down as season ends

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — Whale shark guides say the demand for tours was down this year as the official season has come to an end. After four months, whale shark season has come to an end for the 250 registered boats from the north of Quintana Roo. Boats from Isla Mujeres, Holbox and Cancun are granted permits each year to run tours of the large fish that take to the local water each summer. Port Captain of Isla Mujeres, Ismael Gonzalez Gil says that the whale shark season this year was 112 days, eight…

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