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Residents take to southern highway in protest of more unstable CFE service

Othon P. Blanco, Q.R. — Another group of residents in the south of Quintana Roo have taken to road blocks in protest. The group from the community of San Antonio Soda were out Tuesday blocking the highway entrance in protest of CFE blackouts.

The angry residents said they have been left without power for as long as 72 hours and that personnel of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) have continually failed to provide a stable service.

During their public protest, residents said that if the CFE continues to ignore their requests, they will continue to block the road. A blocked road would affect dump trucks working section 7 of the Maya Train.

According to Adriana Cobos, subdelegate of the community, the blackouts affect around 24 communities in the area including San Isidro La Laguna, Pioneros del Río, Caobas. He says these small communities in the south along the state border are continually affected by the unstable CFE service.

Last month, residents from the municipality of José María Morelos began holding CFE vehicles hostage in protest of their lack of unstable electric service.