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ALMO says review of ecological permits for Puerto Cancun real estate project in the works

Cancun, Q.R. — During his daily presidential press conference, Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador said there will be a review of the ecological permits for a Puerto Cancun real estate project. The real estate project, the SLS Harbor Marina, will be reviewed by both the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (STyPS) and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat).

The announcement came after numerous complaints of ecocide and violations of the law regarding the project, who has also been see removing sand from the seabed. Regarding the project, Luisa María Alcalde Luján of la Secretaría de Trabajo y Previsión Social (STyPS) said “yes, we have taken note. In fact, several of the visits, inspections that are carried out are the result of complaints from the workers themselves, for example, that they are in some way being forced to work because they know that if they do not go, they may lose their job. So we are going to take note of this specific case.”

During his conference, ALMO specifically addressed Víctor Manuel Toledo, the Secretaría de Medio Ambiente y Recursos Naturales (Semarnat), saying he will be asked to make a report regarding the situation of this company.

In Puerto Cancun, the SLS Harbor Marina project is currently being built despite the state prohibition to carry out non-essential projects, in which it is reported that they have devastated vegetation and removed thousands of tons of sand by dredging the seabed to fill an artificial beach.