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Cozumel environmentalists protest Lakam-Ha development

Cozumel, Q.R. — A group of environmentalists continue to protest the construction of a development on Cozumel. The local group are protesting the development of the Lakam-Ha project promoted by Jaguar Servicios Inmobiliarios SA de CV.

Members from Conservación, Investigación y Manejo Ambiental de Cozumel (CIMAC) carried out the symbolic closing of the property where businessmen intend to develop.

A caravan of vehicles left city hall for the property at kilometer 18.2 of the southern coast of the island, where the Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources has already authorized the project.

At the site, the protesters placed banners saying “closed due to environmental devastation.”

Last month, Cozumel Mayor Pedro Joaquín Delbouis reiterated his commitment to the care and protection of the environment by reporting that for the third time and by unanimous decision, all political forces that make up the Cabildo de Cozumel reject the Lakam-Ha project.

“The first time that as a municipal authority we issued a refusal to this project on November 4, 2019, and there is a document in which the Directorate of Urban Development and Ecology believes that it is not viable.

“The second was on February 14, 2020 and we will continue with the same position, as we have said before, including the company Jaguar Desarrollo Inmobiliario, SA de CV and the federal authority,” said Pedro Joaquín Delbouis.