Cancun News Roundup on 20 March 2023
Discover the latest news from Cancun, including reports of breast cancer cases, pollution affecting bats and the Nichupte lagoon, high fuel prices, minimum wage loans, and workplace turnover.
It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... no, it's not Superman. It's pollution! And it's affecting Cancun's beloved bats, as well as the Nichupte lagoon. According to recent reports, pollution levels in the lagoon have doubled due to rubbish being thrown into the water. This is bad news for the environment, but also for those who call the lagoon home.
Speaking of home, many Cancun residents are facing financial struggles. The cost of living continues to rise, with diesel and premium gasoline prices at an all-time high. Meanwhile, Infonavit loans are still at minimum wages for seven out of ten borrowers in Quintana Roo.
But it's not just financial concerns causing stress in Cancun. The lack of leadership in some workplaces is causing staff turnover, leaving businesses struggling to keep up. It's a tough situation, but Marybel Villegas is backing reforms to the law in favor of women's rights. Hopefully, this will lead to more equal and fair treatment in the workplace.
And while Cancun faces many challenges, the community is not giving up. With clean-up days, they're seeking to recover beach accesses and improve the environment. It's a small step, but every little bit helps. As for the bats, well, they may not have superpowers, but they do have the support of those who care about the environment. Here's hoping for a brighter future for Cancun and its inhabitants.