Mahahual, Q. R. — The local taxi union intends to speak with President Andrés Manuel López Obrador regarding the ongoing cruise ship monopoly of passengers.
“We must not abandon the community of Mahahual,” said the General Secretary of the Mahahual Taxi Drivers Union, Martha Patricia Poot Villegas. She says they intend to speak with the President on his next visit to the state to denounce the cruise ship dock monopoly over passengers.
Poot says the dock prevents tourists from accessing the town, which affects shops and restaurats. They also prevent tourists from using the local taxi service to reach nearby sites. Instead, the Costa Maya pier uses around 90 vehicles to transport the cruise ship passengers themselves.
She said that on several occasions they have raised the problem with the state government and the municipality of Othón P. Blanco with the purpose of finding a solution, but “in the absence of a response, we will be at the next visit Presidential visit in Chetumal so that he listens to us and take action on the matter.”