José María Morelos, Q.R. — Residents in the municipality of José María Morelos say they are fed up with the near-daily CFE blackouts. Municipal residents who live along the Yucatan and Campeche border area say the blackouts often last several hours.
The Ejidos say they will act out in protest against the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) until the agency stabalizes the public service.
Ejidal Commissioner, Fredy Arguello Pacheco, explained that throughout the day, they experience electrical blackouts that last anywhere from three to four hours which not only disrupts life, but also damages appliances and spoils food.
“We are at our limits with the situation. People are tired,” he said. “There are some who have suggested that we retain CFE personnel and not release them until the company resolves the blackout problem,” he said adding that “the people are willing to do anything.”
Arguello Pacheco says there are around 400 families that are affected by the constantly disrupted electrical service. He says the CFE has ignored their complaints but always delivers the bills on time, which he said, are high.
“People are upset and tired with good reason because the blackouts happen every day. Sometimes they happen at dawn and the food is spoiled by the middle of the day,” he said.
“Given this situation, residents are organizing themselves to carry out protests,” he said.