• Welcome to ScubaBoard


  1. Welcome to ScubaBoard, the world's largest scuba diving community. Registration is not required to read the forums, but we encourage you to join. Joining has its benefits and enables you to participate in the discussions.

    Benefits of registering include

    • Ability to post and comment on topics and discussions.
    • A Free photo gallery to share your dive photos with the world.
    • You can make this box go away

    Joining is quick and easy. Login or Register now by clicking on the button

Ley Seca 2018

Discussion in 'Cozumel' started by gopbroek, Jun 29, 2018.

  1. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lewisville TX
    3,663
    4,312
    113
    Does anyone know the details of Ley Seca (alcohol prohibition over the election) this weekend in Cozumel? I believe the sate goes dry at midnight tonight until midnight Monday but I thought that there was an exemption for non citizens in designated tourist areas. Anyone know the specifics for Cozumel?
     
  2. amoses

    amoses ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Keene, Texas
    432
    119
    43
    COZUMEL, MX.- Given the proximity of the electoral process that will take place next Sunday, July 1, the revenue collector in Cozumel, Blanca Estela Uch Mezo, made a call to all business owners where alcoholic beverages are sold to that respect the law, because who does not comply with "the dry law", will be creditor to the closure of the premises up to a fine of between 78 to 90 thousand pesos.

    "All owners and those responsible for the sale of alcohol, are prohibited from alienating or selling these products, those who are not in the tourist area, who do not have a sales patent with food, they are prohibited from selling alcohol," he explained.

    He clarified that this provision exempts hotels "all inclusive", in addition to those who have a license to sell alcoholic beverages with food, but they must be located in the hotel zone and the first square of the city.

    Uch Mezo explained that this alcohol ban will start from the first minute of Saturday, June 30 and end Monday, Monday, until midnight.

    "Who does not respect this regulation, will be creditor to the closure of the establishment and a fine between 78 and 90 thousand pesos, so it is better to respect the law, so it is the advance notice and all citizens know, that in At the time of the elections, there are these prohibitions to prevent problems from being generated in the heat of alcohol, "he said. (Noticaribe)

    Autoridades de Cozumel hacen llamado para respetar la Ley Seca; quien no lo haga podría obtener multa de 90 mil pesos o ser clausurado

     
  3. gopbroek

    gopbroek Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Lewisville TX
    3,663
    4,312
    113
    Not sure how accurate the auto translate is. 'First square' is that only the square at the foot of Juarez or the 'El Centro' region.
     
  4. kmarks

    kmarks Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location:
    481
    406
    63
    The original text (el primer cuadro del ciudad) could easily be (mis)translated to "the first square of the city," whatever that means, but more likely means Zone 1 of El Centro. So, the most touristy of touristy areas are exempted if they also sell food.
     
  5. ChuckP

    ChuckP Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Cozumel
    1,438
    1,395
    113
    OMG - the inflatable Corona bottle will be limp all weekend! The city I live in used to not sell beer on holidays like New Years.....
     
  6. Christi

    Christi PADI MSDT/Dive op owner ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Cozumel, MX
    7,194
    4,570
    113
    If it is an establishment that sells food within 1 block of water and have proper license, they can sell alcohol within their establishment. They have the right and should be checking IDs of all patrons to ensure they are not Mexican nationals. The law applies to Mexican Nationals for the purpose of having sober elections.

    I am very proud to be voting in my first Mexican election!!! Soy Mexicana!!!!!
     
    bhalah, cicopo, Skittl1321 and 5 others like this.
  7. kmarks

    kmarks Divemaster

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location:
    481
    406
    63
    I wonder if this is something we need to adopt...
     
    CajunDiva likes this.
  8. DjDiverDan

    DjDiverDan Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Sunnyvale, TX USA
    1,075
    770
    113
    If only there were an easily administered and reliable sanity test!
     
    Basscat likes this.
  9. Dogbowl

    Dogbowl Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Somewhere
    2,658
    1,774
    113
    Excuse my ignorance but are drunken voters a “thing” in Mexico? My understanding has always been that laws are backed by legitimate policy reasons. Or at least that’s what they tell you LOL. Is there a legitimate policy reason for this law?
     
  10. Ricardo V.

    Ricardo V. Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Palm City, FL
    349
    361
    63
    Generally speaking, Laws serve as a moral standard or conduct expected from citizens. In this case, it’s a Law that the Mexican Government has to encourage its population to focus on their Presidential Elections. We may not understand why this is, but it is. I’m happy to see Mexico and it’s democracy continue going forward.
    Mexicans are so welcoming, they are our neighbors and are hard working people. @Christi, congratulations on being a Mexicana and for casting your vote.
    Cheers,
    Ricardo
     

Share This Page