Merida ranks first place in 2019 safest cities, recent surveys confirm

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MÉRIDA, Yucatán, remains the country’s safest city, said Federico Berrueto, director of the Cabinet of Strategic Communication (GCE).

In an interview with Ciro Gómez Leyva, on Radio Fórmula, Berrueto gave a preview of the results of the 2019 index of tehe best cities to live in Mexico.

Berrueto said that the survey includes all capitals and major cities in the country and each of the districts in Mexico City, where 76 surveys were applied and 30,400 citizens were consulted.

Campeche also stands out in the list:

He stated, without revealing their score, that San Pedro Garza García (Nuevo León), La Paz (Baja California Sur), Campeche (Campeche), Guanajuato (Guanajuato), San Nicolás de los Garza (Nuevo León), Tepic (Nayarit), Aguascalientes (Aguascalientes), Saltillo (Coahuila) and Torreón (Coahuila), in that order.

It was highlighted that this is good news for La Paz (Baja California Sur state capital), which had a total of 56 points, due to insecurity problems during the last two years of the Peña Nieto administration.

A case similar to that of Guanajuato and Tepic, he added, where significant problems of insecurity just came up a couple of years ago.

Cities in “hellish conditions“.

He indicated that, on the other side of the spectrum, the cities that are “living hell” are Chimalhuacán, Estado de México (17.3 points); Ecatepec, Estado de México; Cancún, Quintana Roo; Acapulco, Guerrero; Ciudad Obregón, Sonora; Naucalpan, Estado de México; Cuernavaca, Morelos; Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas; Puebla, Puebla; and Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas.

He stressed that the importance of the survey lies in giving citizens a voice to say what they think of their cities, public services and authorities.

“AMLO, is still in his activist role”

Interrogated in a personal way about the President Andrés Manuel López Obrador statements saying that violence will not be confronted with more violence, Berrueto said that AMLO “has not stripped himself of his social activistivism and one of his responsibilities is to see for the safety of the people in Mexico and their families.”

“The president is running from a responsibility, an obligation, and he must understand that there is legal and legitimate use of violence, and that is what the government has to use in such a crisis,” Federico Berrueto concluded.

The Yucatan Times
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