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State signs agreement to act as guarantor for Isla Mujeres debt

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — The government of Quintana Roo has signed an agreement that will see it act as a guarantor for the municipality of Isla Mujeres. The agreement was signed with the Mexican Institute for Social Security and Services for State Workers (Issste) in recognition of a debt from the previous administration.

In a statement, the government said the agreement was made “because the previous municipal administrations did not pay the withholdings made to their collaborators,” noting that “the state government signed an agreement that gives legal certainty to almost 900 workers on the island.”

Governor Carlos Joaquin explained that in order to contribute to the regularization of the debts that previous administrations of Isla Mujeres acquired with Issste for fees, contributions and discounts, he signed the Agreement of Recognition of debt and form of payment.

The agreement was formalized between Issste, the Government of the State of Quintana Roo and the City Council of the Municipality of Isla Mujeres, with the Government of Quintana Roo acting as guarantor.

The general director of Issste, Pedro Zenteno Santaella, reported that the debt of the City Council of Isla Mujeres with the Institute is about 130 million pesos, which in some instances, is a debt that dates back to 2011.

With the agreement, 128 payments will be made so that the City Council continues to operate without compromising its finances. Isla Mujeres is the third municipality to enter into such an agreement.

“Today, Isla Mujeres joins this scheme in which Othón P. Blanco and Cozumel already find themselves with similar signed agreements with the Issste,” said Joaquín.

The director of the Issste, Zenteno Santaella, said that with the signing of the agreement, legal certainty is granted to the workers of the municipality of Isla Mujeres so that they receive insurance, benefits and services from the Issste.