Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — A public petition has been created by a group who are requesting municipality officials change the name of the municipality from Solidaridad to Playa del Carmen.
The request has been addressed to President of the H. Cabildo de Solidaridad Maria Cristina Torres Gómez, with arguments for the change.
Some of the reasons for the name change request are:
“Solidarity is a name inappropriate for our municipality because it started from a national campaign imposed by former president Carlos Salinas de Gortari who was introduced to pay homage to his person in an undeserved way, ” the petition begins with.
Those who have already signed the name-change petition say that Playa del Carmen residents are more often identified with the playense demonym than with solidarense.
Petitioners are also wanting to separate their local identity from any political party or proselytizing campaign.
“I know that you can be satisfied making you call Playense unofficially, but with your signature you can contribute to an official name change and become part of the active history of this paradise,” it says.
The petition, which can be found on change.org, is 62 signatures away from their goal. To learn more and / or sign the petition, Achieve the change of name of the Municipality of “Solidarity” for the “Playa del Carmen.