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Brownouts and blackouts are overwhelming Mexico's electric utility, and customers are losing patience.
A fire and an explosion caused two separate blackouts in Merida on Friday.
The Yucatan Peninsula and other areas of the country will likely continue to suffer "major blackouts" the rest of the year.
A power failure hitting all three of the Yucatan Peninsula's states was the most widespread outage in recent memory, making national headlines.
Friday's brief but sweeping blackout was caused by a fire at a CFE station in Campeche.
The federal electric utility, CFE, garners more consumer complaints than any other entity. Photo: File Merida, Yucatan —...
Candlelight replaced lightbulbs across the city in a protest against rising electric rates.
At least 1,000 businesses in Yucatán are expected to turn off the electricity for an hour on Tuesday in protest against the increase in electrical tariffs.
If the CFE continues to raise electric rates, restaurant owners say they will be forced to shed 6,000 jobs in Yucatán.
Complaining their electric bills have risen by 77 percent since August 2017, the association representing Yucatán's hotel sector has taken their case to the national regulators.
Unfortunately for the new convention center, it's not technically "Powered by Samsung." It's powered by the CFE.
The president of the federal Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) has agreed to come to Yucatan to review the state's high electricity rates.
Underground power lines are nothing new here, but starting this year, they are a must.
The water company, the electric company, and the phone and cable company are joining the city's "permanent maintenance program" in the Centro Histórico.
Power for some will cost less in August than it did in July, if only slightly, the CFE reported today.
The CFE has suspended service to hundreds of businesses and private homes in recent weeks for alleged energy theft.