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Isla Mujeres mayor-elect says island in state of abandonment

Isla Mujeres. Q.R. — A week before the official change of the municipal administration, Isla Mujeres mayor-elect Atenea Gómez Ricalde, expressed her concern at the state of abandonment in which the municipality is in.

“It must be said, as it is today, they are leaving us a devastated, dirty island sunk in insecurity,” she said. “There are serious issues that must be addressed in Isla Mujeres once the next administration begins, issues such as the excess garbage that has accumulated on the island. It must be resolved,” she stressed.

Gómez Ricalde said that several solutions will be presented, all of which will be fully transparent with the intention that citizens know first-hand what is done from the first day of administration, issues that range from garbage to corruption.

The Isla Mujeres landfill transfer center has more than 10,000 tons of accumulated garbage, something Pedro Canché Cardona, Director of Public Services says, is due to lack of attention.

Gómez Ricalde, who is set to take over as mayor on September 30, said that she will not play an accomplice to anything or anyone. The mayor-elect said that all irregular documentation found will be consigned to the authorities because it has been demanded by islanders who, on June 6, voted for change.