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Judge gives Tulum mayor ultimatum, comply with order or risk position

Tulum, Q.R. — A judge has given the mayor of Tulum an ultimatum, to comply with the previous order or risk her public position.

The ruling was handed down February 25 after another court hearing about the closure of the beach access point on the property of Club Akumal Caribe. After legal notification, the judge gave the mayor 10 days to comply with the order as determined last year, which was to reimburse the company for damages as well as removing the street vendors.

A court decision in June of 2017 determined the property being used by the public to access the beach is private, however, the ruling was ignored and the closure fence taken down with heavy machinery.

The administration of Dzul Caamal has refused to comply with the order which saw another day in court last week. Fifth district judge, Ciro Carrera Santiago of Cancun, determined that the ruling has not been met and the restitution of rights violated.

The municipal government has 10 days from its notification to comply with the order, which will consists of proof of compensation for damages.

Javier de Anda, legal representative of the hoteliers of Akumal, had previously warned that the municipality was in contempt for not delivering the property, failing to evict the street vendors and close the area.

The express order from the judge, if not adhered to, could see mayor Romalda Dzul removed from her position.