The mayor Arturo Dávalos Peña asked the media to ‘keep silent’ on the issue of pollution that was caused by the rupture of a Seapal pipeline, he said, it damages the image of Puerto Vallarta a few weeks before of the holiday period.
The mayor said “We took on the task of informing, of meeting with the cameras, with the businessmen, with everyone, to be working together and that we are taking care of the destination because right now Puerto Vallarta is full of tourists. I want to ask all of you to help us take care of our destiny, to work together.”
In addition, he assured reporters that it is not a red alert, despite having spilled tens of thousands of liters of wastewater directly into the estuary and several streets of the city.
However, it is not the first time that the mayor asks the media to keep silent on issues in Puerto Vallarta. Recently, after the demonstration of Uber drivers, he said that these types of shows were not ‘well seen’ and shouldn’t be given attention.
After simultaneous assaults of 2 jewelers in different points of the city, Dávalos Peña also asked the media not to spread the videos so that they did not become viral.
The mayor intends to ‘hide’ the information from the public, not to damage tourism in Puerto Vallarta, despite the importance of public information to the people who live in the city and elected him as their mayor.