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An illegal billboard comes down in a nighttime crackdown last week in Mérida. Photo: City of Mérida
An illegal billboard comes down in a nighttime crackdown last week in Mérida. Photo: City of Mérida

Mérida, Yucatán — A citywide crackdown on illegal billboards began last week, the city Department of Urban Development announced.

The first of the many espectaculares to come down Wednesday night was on a shopping plaza roof near the Paseo de Montejo underpass.

Plaza Villas Hacienda was topped with billboards earlier this year. Photo: Google Street View
Plaza Villas La Hacienda was topped with billboards earlier this year. Photo: Google Street View

Another was on the corner of Prolongación Paseo de Montejo and Plaza Villas La Hacienda.

Federico José Sauri Molina, head of Urban Development, said about 350 road signs had been installed without permission, degrading the city’s image and sense of heritage.

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