Cancun News by Mexicanist on 01 May 2023
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Greetings and salutations, readers! It's time for your daily dose of news from the sunny paradise that is Cancun. And boy, do we have a mixed bag of headlines for you today!
First up, we have some disappointing news for those who were hoping to see a migrant shelter constructed in Cancun. Due to a lack of support, the project has been postponed. Let's hope that the community can come together and find a solution to this pressing issue.
In other news, collectives, and relatives of the disappeared are threatening to stage more protests in Cancun. It's a heartbreaking situation, and we can only hope that their voices are heard and that justice is served.
Moving on to something a bit more light-hearted, it seems that Airbnb has been causing quite a stir in downtown Cancun. Schools are reportedly being "emptied" as more and more properties are being converted into vacation rentals. Looks like the schoolchildren of Cancun will have to find somewhere else to learn their ABCs!
On a more serious note, it turns out that 98% of firefighters in the Yucatan Peninsula are without certification. This is a worrying statistic, and we can only hope that efforts will be made to ensure that the brave men and women who put their lives on the line to protect us are properly trained and equipped.
In other news, it seems that some Cancun cab drivers are resorting to infiltrating Uber to compete with their rivals. This is an interesting development, and it remains to be seen how it will all play out.
Unfortunately, the beautiful cenotes of Cancun are becoming increasingly contaminated, earning them the dubious distinction of being considered red spots. This is a tragedy for both locals and tourists alike, as these natural wonders are an essential part of Cancun's identity.
On a more positive note, all-inclusive hotels are seeing a surge in demand from tourists. It seems that visitors are eager to enjoy all the luxuries that Cancun has to offer, and who can blame them?
However, not everyone is feeling love. Workers at The Home Depot in Cancun are protesting alleged abuses, while restaurateurs are bracing themselves for a "long weekend" of low consumption.
It's not just the workers who are protesting, either. Drivers of platforms in Cancun are rejecting the reform of the Mobility Law, while drivers and the National Guard are reportedly getting into fights at the airport.
And last but not least, 55 hotels have joined forces to fight against child exploitation in Quintana Roo, while an agreement has been extended for the final disposal of sargassum in Cancun.
Phew! That's a lot of news to digest, but we hope you enjoyed our quirky take on the latest happenings in Cancun. Until next time, keep soaking up that sun!