Puerto Vallarta Struggles with Umbrella Vendor Overload

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Puerto Vallarta Struggles with Umbrella Vendor Overload
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Puerto Vallarta is a wonderful place, but it has its problems like any other city. One of the most concerning issues is the number of homeless people who have found shelter under the bridge of the Beltway and Francisco Villa. These individuals need help, and the authorities must find a way to support them and find them a place to call home.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of Employers of the Mexican Republic (Coparmex) is asking for the participation of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) to support the initiative to reduce working hours. This would help improve the quality of life for workers, and Coparmex believes that it would increase productivity and have a positive impact on the country's economy.

However, not everyone is looking to make a positive impact. The umbrella vendors, known as "sombrilleros," are causing an issue in Puerto Vallarta, with an excess of them affecting the city's image. The Environmental Protection Agency (Semarnat) is being urged to carry out a census of these vendors to regulate their presence and maintain a good image for the city.

The threat of blockades still looms over the city, but for now, there are no reports of them occurring. Regardless, residents should remain vigilant and alert the authorities if they see anything suspicious.

In the midst of all this, a tearful municipal official has accused a councilman of sending hit men after him. The situation is tense, and the authorities must take action to ensure the safety of all involved.

Other issues that need to be addressed include the lack of lighting at the Las Juntas Sports Unit and the continued suffering of transportation users in the area due to bus failures.

On a more positive note, the Municipal System for Integral Family Development (DIF) will be celebrating children this Sunday in La Lija, and Puerto Vallarta is gearing up to celebrate Fiestas de Mayo 2023 from May 19 to June 4.

As for infrastructure, in about a month and a half, a new passport office will be operating in Puerto Vallarta. This will be a significant improvement for those needing to obtain or renew their passports.

In other news, pedestrians are being asked to be responsible when crossing Medina Ascencio Avenue, and residents are requesting speed bumps on Cedro Street to ensure everyone's safety. Unfortunately, not everyone in the city is concerned with safety, as evidenced by the violent actions of El Chato's team, who beat up the Social Development Coordinator.

Finally, it is concerning that the Director of Municipal Police and Transit is currently without command in the Police Station. This is an issue that needs to be addressed immediately to ensure that the city remains safe and secure for all residents and visitors.