Cancun News Roundup on 23 March 2023
Read the latest updates from Cancun, Mexico, including a woman's tragic execution, challenges faced by migrants and inhabitants, the bustling airport, and efforts to improve the hotel zone. Stay informed about the inclusivity initiative to prepare non-binary registries in Cancun.
In a shocking incident, a woman was executed aboard an SUV in Cancun's region 525, according to local authorities. The unidentified victim was found inside the vehicle with gunshot wounds, and investigations are underway to determine the motive behind the crime.
Meanwhile, the family of local businessman Cipriano Torres confirmed that he had been found dead. The circumstances surrounding his death are still unclear, but sources say that the police are looking into the matter.
In other news, the 'Casa del Migrante', a shelter for migrants, is almost ready, but authorities have pointed out a lack of basic services in the area. The facility will provide refuge to migrants traveling through the region, but officials have raised concerns about the lack of essential amenities in the area.
Despite these challenges, Cancun's International Airport continues to be one of the most visited airports in the world, according to travel data company ForwardKeys. This week alone, the airport has scheduled 573 flights, making it a bustling hub of activity.
However, not all areas of Quintana Roo are enjoying the same level of prosperity. Irregular areas in the region are without basic services, and the number of people living without these amenities is in stark contrast to those who have access to ecological services.
Even the environment in the region is facing challenges, with the construction of the Mayan Train posing a risk to the water in the Yucatan Peninsula. The project, which aims to connect various tourist destinations in the region, has faced criticism from environmentalists who are concerned about its impact on the local ecosystem.
Amid all these challenges, local businessmen are calling for improvements to the image of the hotel zone, which has been hit hard by the pandemic. They argue that better branding and marketing can help revive the area's economy.
Meanwhile, Mayor Mara Lezama is promoting the regional development of the southeast in the Conago, a conference of Mexican governors. And in a move towards inclusivity, non-binary registries are being prepared in Cancun, which will allow non-binary individuals to register their gender identity.
As Cancun grapples with various challenges, it remains a vibrant and dynamic city that continues to attract visitors from all over the world.