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Isla Mujeres City Council cracks down on island street venders

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — With the intention of returning public spaces to islanders, the new city council began removing street vendors. The new inspection director, Carlos Osorio Magaña, led an operation to rid sidewalks, green areas and other public spaces that had been occupied by vendors.

Osorio Magaña explained that these irregular merchants were simultaneously withdrawn from places such as the western boardwalk of Isla Mujeres and Punta Sur in the southern tip.

He said he did not know exactly how many had been evicted, but stressed that there will be no tolerance for the vendors that invade the public thoroughfare and make it difficult for passers-by to walk.

He also said that they are working with businesses to stay within the limits of their commercial premises and not invade common spaces with products, signs, tables and chairs.

Last week, they began with businesses along Avenida Rueda Medina and will soon do the same with the businesses on Avenida Hidalgo, with the intention that they do not exceed their allowed space.