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Colectivo Ciudadano Isla Cozumel files Amparo against construction of fourth cruise ship dock

Cozumel, Q.R. — The Third District Court of Cozumel has accepted an Amparo application filed by a citizen group against the fourth cruise ship pier project. The group filed the Amparo on Wednesday to suspend the work.

The group who filed the Amparo, Colectivo Ciudadano Isla Cozumel, said they did so in response to the appeal filed January 26 against the project, alleging that it violates Cozumel resident’s right to the city and puts the environment at risk.

The Amparo lists the responsible authorities as President of the Republic, the Ministry of Communications and Transportation, the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, “because the “Right to the City” of the people of Cozumel was not respected and put the island’s ecosystem at risk.”

The third district judge determined that the complainants have a legitimate interest in the matter for which the judge granted the Amparo and ordered the project stalled until the definitive suspension is resolved. The Amparo does not suspend the administrative acts related to the concession title of the project.

The approval for the construction of the fourth cruise ship dock was made public in mid-December, which lead to a public protest a week later. The hearing is set for February 4.