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Uber in Playa??

I saw an article today (albeit the horrible translation) about the taxi unions something something talking about Uber?

Has Uber come to Playa? And is this a problem for the taxistas? Meaning...another possible issue for violence?
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I saw an article today (albeit the horrible translation) about the taxi unions something something talking about Uber?

Has Uber come to Playa? And is this a problem for the taxistas? Meaning...another possible issue for violence?
Uber has been here for about a year. I would not recommend it. There are questions of whether they are legally here and the taxistas and other transport companies, that are regulated, are not happy about it. Issue for violence? Sure, like a lot of other things that threaten people's livelihoods, including the situation in Akumal, BPM and other areas of possible conflict. You won't even notice if you stay out of it. Kind of like the drug trade.
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I'd never use Uber in Mexico, anywhere.

To save a few pesos? Naw, too risky, imo.

Of course, it's arguably somewhat risky to even just take regular taxis, judging by how many of them apparently work with the cartels and have been shot and/or executed.
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