The abuse of vulnerable communities and protected land is not a phenomenon exclusive to non-renewable energy giants.
Through the shutdown we have not only seen how tourism affects wildlife and the environment, but we’ve observed the influence it has over communities.
Small-scale operations affecting positive action at a community level are often the ones displaying the most effective model for widespread, global change.
Human rights groups regularly identify Mexico as one of the countries with the most corrupt and unmonitored police forces in the world.
Mérida has opted to propel its campaign of cultural programs through the crisis, giving them a chance of surviving and emerging on the other side.
New policy limiting the participation of renewable energy plants in the private sector is a major setback for the development of green projects.
Since lockdown was imposed over a month ago, some extraordinary features of Mexico’s south have been revealing themselves once again.
It seems possible that before long the opposition will summon the kind of cross-cultural, bipartisan support capable of toppling the Maya Train project.
The manner in which former employees of the tourism industry are forced into moving from the cities and back to small towns is aggravating tensions.
While the monotony of quarantine is innocuous enough in most households, certain women around the country are becoming more assured of their danger.
The government is caught: either it protects the poor by shutting down their communities or it endangers them by cutting off their ability to earn a living.
Cancún airport mayhem and woefully unprepared institutions are the legacy of a government that failed to act in a timely fashion.
Despite environmental restrictions, the president approved the state oil company’s plan to develop over the protected mangroves in his home state.
Differences in people’s reactions to the spread of Covid-19 and to more threatening tropical diseases locally show how far a media storm can stir panic.
Instead of relying on overblown government initiatives, a non-profit in Campeche is effecting wide-ranging socio-environmental change from the ground up.
Once considered the hidden gem of the Riviera Maya, Tulum garnered a reputation for bohemianism that led to its inevitable drift toward commercialism.
In the battle to be the cultural capital of the Yucatán, the localized mindset of Campeche is often at odds with the outward-looking culture of Mérida.
As criminal violence has spiraled in Cancún, adversely affecting tourism, security forces have taken drastic but often misguided measures to rein it in.
Despite his widespread popularity, AMLO’s refusal to acknowledge opposition to the potential consequences of his Maya Train project could backfire later on.