By Friday, all Mérida public-school students were finally on summer vacation. By Saturday, the Centro’s market area was bursting with even more shoppers than normal.
So far this year, 63 property owners have been fined a combined 2.7 million pesos over vacant lots that were allowed to become dumping grounds.
A water main has burst, flooding Calle 60 at 79 at the San Jose de la Montaña church, with no one taking responsibility.
The city failed in its bid to be a world heritage site after 20 years of facade rescues, which is evidence of a lack of resolve to preserve our history, says La Jornada Maya.
Electrical, telephone and cable lines were cut temporarily to the neighborhood as officials began to demolish an old mansion that partially collapsed into the street.
The city has been granted permission to demolish an abandoned Centro mansion that partially collapsed into the street on Saturday.
Mayor Mauricio Vila Dosal said that six properties in the historic center are at risk of collapse and should be demolished to avoid another accident.
Heavy rains and high winds on Saturday caused an abandoned mansion to collapse, and disrupted the lives of thousands across the Centro.
The City Council is poised to announce a plan to remove and replace some of the oldest arboles in public spaces here.
The facade “rescue” plan continues in the Centro Histórico, and so do the graffiti doodlers. But municipal police say vandalism is down these days.