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Residents in Chetumal and Cancun share CFE failure frustrations in midst of heat wave

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Residents in Chetumal and Cancun shared their frustrations Tuesday after being left without electricity Monday night. Residents in urban areas of both cities complained about the on-going, sporadic power outages late Monday.

Residents in the state’s capital city of Chetumal experienced a series of power interruptions that ranged from brief cuts of a few seconds to several minutes. A majority of the interruptions were reported in north Chetumal where as many as 12 power failures were reported in a few hours.

Citizens turned to social media and messaging services where they shared their frustration at the problem which some pointed out, has been going on for three days.

Residents in Chetumal and Cancun share CFE failure frustrations in midst of heat wave
A Chetumal resident shares their CFE frustration on social media Monday night. Photo: May 27, 2024.

A group of fed up residents in Cancun hit the streets Monday night after they too, were left without power. Residents in Vista Real and its surrounding blocks in regions 253, 252 and 254 who found themselve without electricity took to the streets in protest.

The group created vehicle chaos since both the traffic and street lights were also out.

Hours after making CFE reports, personnel from the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) finally arrived to resolve the issue.

A group of neighbors in Cancun protested on the street after also being left without electricity. Photo: May 27, 2024.

As of Tuesday afternoon, neither the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) or local authorities had issued an official statement on the cause of the power outages.

At a recent morning press conference, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Mexico is supporting Belize again in terms of electricity after curtailing the supply sent across the border earlier this month after 18 Mexican states were left without power due to high demand.