Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Protests in Merida

Merida is very much known for it's tranquility and easy going atmosphere. With that said, we are starting to see some protesting leading to some violence over an approved public renovation project to one of the glorietas on the main road of Prolong Montejo. The proposed improvements would take the glorieta near the north of the city from this:

To This:

Apparently the city has allocated roughly $5,000,000.00 USD for this project and while I don't know whether it is a fair price, I can tell you that I don't like driving through this glorieta. It is always conjested except for 5AM in the morning. They really need to redo this thing. Apparently some residents want to see the money spent on other things like better parks and other public works. For a more detailed article on the unfolding demonstrations surrounding this CLICK HERE.


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