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More than 1,000 Riviera Maya companies suing CFE for excessive charges

Cancún, Q.R. — A hefty increase in electricity rates has more than 1,000 Riviera Maya companies filing an official legal complaint against the Federal Electricity Commission.

Inma Germán Gómez, president of the Caribbean Business Coordinating Council, said that the increases to rates are very high and are not stopping.

“The problem is that you already have a budget for the end of the year and all this destabilizes you completely,” she explained.

She said that a businessperson, for the end of the year, destines 40 percent to pay for electricity and is completely shocked when they receive a bill with an increase of 100 percent or more.

She says the business sector plans to deliver 1,000 lawsuits before the Federal Consumer Protection Agency against the Federal Electricity Commission for excessive charges.

She said the package of official complaints has already been brought before Federal Consumer Protection Agency, adding that the Caribbean Business Coordinating Council, among others, have formed a front to take the issue to president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.

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