Cancun News Roundup on 19 March 2023
Get the latest news from Cancun, including incidents of crime, concerns about the environment, and updates on cultural projects. Stay informed about the city and its challenges with our coverage.
In recent news from Cancun, several incidents have occurred that have brought attention to the city. Unfortunately, some of these events have been tragic.
One such incident happened at the Chedraui de la Tulum shopping center, where a man was shot to death inside his car. The motive for the crime is not yet known, and police are investigating the incident.
In another unfortunate event, 51 undocumented migrants were discovered near Cancun airport. The Mexican National Guard secured the migrants, who were reportedly traveling in a trailer truck.
Additionally, a man was shot to death in Cancun for refusing to hand over his motorbike. The incident took place in the El Pedregal neighborhood, and the shooter is still at large.
In other news, there is concern about the impact of the Mayan Train on the environment. The project, which aims to connect the major archaeological sites in the Yucatan Peninsula, will reportedly cause an increase in environmental damage. Many residents are calling for more transparency and accountability in the project's implementation.
On a more positive note, Quintana Roo residents have shown their support for President Lopez Obrador by traveling to Mexico City to participate in a mobilization. Around 2,000 people from the state traveled to the capital to show their support.
Meanwhile, the construction of the new Cancun Theatre is 70% complete. This project is expected to bring more cultural offerings to the city and attract more tourists.
Unfortunately, there has been an increase in dengue cases in the state. Over the past 15 days, cases have increased by 34%. This is a cause for concern, and authorities are urging residents to take preventative measures to avoid contracting the disease.
Cancun continues to be a vibrant and dynamic city, but some challenges need to be addressed. From crime to environmental concerns, there is a lot of work to be done to ensure the safety and prosperity of the city and its residents.