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Cancun businessmen hoping to unblock Malecon Tajamar projects

Cancun, Q.R. — In a new attempt to unblock projects detained in Malecon Tajamar, the Real Estate Commission of the Caribbean Business Coordinating Council (CCE) ratified its full support toward businessmen.

At a press conference, Miguel Angel Lemus Mateos, president of the CCE, explained that there are 30 businessmen with interest in the area and that 80 percent of them have already met with the group to define what comes next in the case that has already been tied up for two years in courts.

Lemus Mateos said, “Unfortunately things have escalated. Environmental issues, as is very fashionable, creates confusing rights, which have really led some magistrates to issue sentences that are still in process. The Tajamar case is still alive. There is a review process, there is an appeal in administrative matters derived from the indirect Amparo trial.”

The businessman said that although environmentalists say they have already won the legal process to prevent development in the area, it is the Supreme Court that has the final say, and until they give a final decision, there is no is project to define its path.

He warned that a resolution against development would put the federal government in serious trouble, promoting development in the area through the National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur), because it does not have the money to return to the affected businessmen.

Lemus Mateos added that through the business group, they will request that the area be reopened since it is currently “kidnapped by radical environmentalists.”

The devastation in the area of Malecón Tajamar occurred two years ago when environmentalists first placed a physical fence to prevent access to machinery, and then a legal one to prevent the development of real estate projects.

The case is still in review process in the Supreme Court for an appeal that was filed in 2017. Lemus Mateos warned that halting the project threatens sources of employment and investments as well as economic loss for the destination.

He anticipates that the owners of Tajamar will have another meeting with the CCE to continue working with the lawyers who await the resolution of the Supreme Court of Justice.

“Before the end of the year, members of the CCE held a meeting with 80 percent of the owners. We are already working together with the respective lawyers and we have another meeting next week.

“We will continue working through legal channels, waiting for the resolution of the Supreme Court of Justice who are in the process of reviewing the case,” he said.