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Cancun mayor condemns latest taxi, Uber incident

Cancun, Q.R. — After the latest clash between city union taxi drivers and Uber, Cancun’s mayor condemned the act, making it clear that taxi drivers were not the ones to enforce justice.

After the incident between taxi drivers and an operator of Uber, the mayor of Benito Juárez, Remberto Estrada Barba, condemned the incident and made it clear that the drivers of the Andrés Quintana Roo union were not the ones appointed to enforce justice.

He also said he was convinced that competitiveness in terms of public transport must exist in the city adding that the rightful body to resolve the matter is the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport (Sintra).

He also called the taxi drivers to adhere to the law.

“The people involved in that incident are not those to impose justice. There are corresponding bodies, in this case, the Government of the State by the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport,” he said adding, “We regret these events and we condemn that this type of practice is carried out.”

Remberto Estrada pointed out that the competition is healthy, so for that reason he trusted that local deputies will correctly carry out their work in the matter of creating a new Law of Mobility, reiterating that competition must be given with respect to the current legal framework.

“We are convinced that they are doing their job in the legislative area and that competitiveness, competition between each of the services, is healthy but you have to respect the legal framework,” he said.

The mayor said that Sintra, together with the governments of the different orders, can work to avoid these type of incidences in the future.