78.8 F
Saturday, September 18, 2021

Cansahcab Mayor accused of vaccine hoarding

Latest headlines

Guns N’ Roses cancels Mérida concert, vows to return in 2022

Guns N' Roses won't be in Mérida in 2021 after all. Los Angeles rockers Guns N' Roses...

Cholul — The small pueblo named after water wood in Northern Mérida

Although it has largely grown in popularity for newcomers, Cholul still retains its town designation as well as most of its traditions and customs.

Yucatán loosens curfew and eases limits on restaurant hours

Yucatán is easing its pandemic curfew, allowing drivers on the road at night between Sunday and Wednesday.

The best breakfasts in Yucatán

Breakfast time in Yucatán is full of delicious options, from the spicy to the sweet and savory.
Carlos Rosado van der Gracht
Born in Mérida, Carlos Rosado van der Gracht is a Mexican/Canadian blogger, photographer and adventure expedition leader. He holds degrees in multimedia, philosophy and translation from universities in Mexico, Canada and Norway. Sign up for the Yucatán Roundup, a free newsletter, which delivers the week's top headlines every Monday.
A man in Cansahcab receives COVID-19 vaccine. Photo: Courtesy.

The Mayor of Cansahcab is under fire for allegedly misappropriating COVID-19 vaccines. 

Residents claim that the Mayor, Francisco Javier Chalé Ku, has already been vaccinated despite the fact that he does not meet the age requirements.

Sources also claim that the Mayor has abused his office to procure COVID-19 vaccines for friends, family, and employees.

“These friends of the mayor were so embarrassed that they covered their faces when entering the vaccination center. They knew that what they were doing was wrong but they did it anyway,” said a whistleblower, Alejandra Chan. 

As a consequence, the vaccination center in Cansahcab ran out of vaccines before everyone in the community who was entitled to receive them was inoculated. 

Earlier: Mexico’s overlooked health care workers told to ‘wait’ for vaccine

“I went to the vaccination and showed them my ID to prove that I was over 60, but I was told they were all out,” said a local resident who preferred to not share his name. 

Mayor Chalé Uk has been accused of several other instances of corruption during his tenure, but no formal charges have been brought against him.  

Overall, Yucatán’s vaccination effort is progressing rather smoothly. To date, nearly 200,000 individuals have been vaccinated in the state. The vast majority of these being people 60 years old or older — as well as medical professionals.

This past weekend, Yucatán received a shipment of 35,280 COVID-19 vaccines. So far, the state has received over 320,000 vaccinations and is hoping to more than double that number in the coming month.

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

More articles

Mexico will vaccinate one million children at severe risk of COVID-19

There is an important limitation since the only vaccine authorized for emergency use in children under 18 is Pfizer’s.

Shorebirds in the Yucatán: endangered travelers

18% of the total bird population in Yucatán is in danger of extinction as a result of habitat loss, the introduction of invasive and predatory species, overfishing, and the climate crisis.

Casa Limonero — This classic Mérida home is now a modernized short-term rental in Santiago

“Casa Limonero just has such an authentic Mérida feeling,” says Trevor. “It’s modern enough to feel new and welcoming, but colonial enough to make you feel like you’re in Yucatán.”

Rare ancient Mayan vessel discovered in the path of the Tren Maya

The piece is engraved with a hieroglyphic text, whose type dates from the end of the Early Classic to the Late Classic period (600 and 800 A.D.), attributed to the Oxkintok area.

Here’s how to plant a tree in Mérida

For trees to grow healthy and not pose a danger to properties or citizens, one must consider Mérida’s infrastructure.

The grand ancient city of Becán — a microcosm of Maya history

Because of Becán’s longevity, in its history, we can see evidence of a microcosm of Mayan chronology packed into a single site.

Controversy over new Reforma sculpture: The head of an Olmec woman will be designed by a man

The new sculpture will be named Tlali, which means Earth in Nahuatl, and it will be created by sculptor Pedro Reyes. 

Yucatán COVID infections rise for the 5th consecutive week

Photo: Courtesy Daily coronavirus infections jumped 6.4% since the beginning of August, Yucatán health ministry data shows.

Obscurities: We found 5 of Mérida’s hidden treasures

Luca's patio is great for brunch. Photo: Maggie Cale I love finding new little spots to eat, shop,...

After 9/11, a New York diaspora in Mexico

Nearly 20 years after the attack, I am far away from the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, seen here just yesterday. Photo:...