Noise is driving Merida residents away from Centro

According to, residents from several downtown neighborhoods such as Santa Ana, Santa Lucia and Santiago among others, as well as hoteliers and business owners, both locals and foreigners, placed tarps on their doorsteps to protest against the noise generated by night clubs and the lack of action from the authorities.

Protesters indicated that they can no longer take that much noise.

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In addition, some families who have children with autism were interviewed by Diario de Yucatán and they stated that the noise affects them significantly, the children can’t sleep and the loud noise makes them more uneasy, and this is obviously harmful to their condition.

In the same sense, other local residents explained that because of this problem, many families want to sell their houses in Centro and move out of the area.