Published On: Tue, May 2nd, 2017

Newspaper reports on alleged prostitution and drug sales at Campus University City in Merida

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Some residents of the Campus University City in Mérida have denounced alleged problems and have claimed they received threats from the managers of this housing complex, according to The unidentified residents also alleged the complex’s managers are protected by state authorities to continue operating without fear of being sanctioned.

One of the Campus City resident students said there is indignation among the majority of the almost 200 young people, national and foreign, that live there, because they feel helpless despite the conduct of the administrators, specifically of José Miguel Barbosa Martín.

(Photo: Tribuna Campeche)

(Photo: Tribuna Campeche)

“The Campus has become a place where drugs are consumed and sold and a prostitution center,” said the student.

“The students are victims of this group of “entrepreneurs”, who recently changed the contractual lines about responsibility in any situation that could endanger our lives such as robberies, rapes, accidents and diseases,” said the complainant.

On November 21, 2013, Governor Rolando Zapata Bello and former Mérida Mayor Renán Barrera Concha inaugurated this university complex located in northern peripheral suburbs, built with an investment of more than 100 million pesos.

During the ceremony, Zapata emphasized that with the inauguration of this residence complex, it is clear that in Yucatan, real estate projects carried out under innovative investment schemes can be concretized, derived from the trust that the State generates and projects outside its borders as a land where it is safe to invest.

In late 2016 began the management of Miguel Barbosa and Claudia Farah. According to, Barbosa allegedly held a meeting to introduce the staff and some residents, later called a “neon party”, where he and his friends allegedly had sex with several young women.

Students also reportedly have complained about a lack of emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers in the building as well as  events such as the arbitrary expulsion of 2 residents of the complex for an alleged attempted rape, as well as not providing the required attention to the alleged victim.




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