Playa del Carmen, Q.R. – An official request has been made for the installation of the area’s first Mayan community radio station.
Hermelindo Be Cituk, state coordinator of the National Plural Indigenous Assembly for Autonomy (Anipa), made the official announcement.
He said that in Solidarity alone there are more than 20,000 Maya-speaking people.
He explained, “We have requested the authorization for the radio station and an open signal here in Playa del Carmen. We need to meet with the mayor to explain the project and get his support as well as a place to physically install it.”
The request for the installation of the Mayan community radio station was made through the Federal Telecommunications Institute (IFT).
The process for the project began back in March when the IFT and indigenous organizations held a meeting where Be Cituk represented the local Maya people. His objective was to add a radio station to this portion of the state.
While they wait for final approval, community organizers are looking into possible places they could set up the radio station. While Cancun is one option, Puerto Aventuras is a preferred location due to its infrastructure and setting being between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.