July 17, 2004
Some tourism magnates opposing casinos in
By Darío Celis Estrada
(EDITED TRANSLATION: FROM REFORMA, MEXICO CITY; EXCERPTS
FROM 07/15 AND 07/16 “TIEMPO DE NEGOCIOS” BUSINESS COLUMNS)
July 15 — Casino proposal being slowed
Another issue tied to tourism is that of the casinos. Note that the subject could become rarefied in coming weeks, as the opening session
of Congress nears (on September 1). Just a few days ago a group of entrepreneurs,
led by (developer and Corona Beer heir) Eduardo Sánchez Navarro, met with Alejandro Gertz Manero, Secretary of Public Security/Safety,
who is opposed to the legalization of casinos.
July 16 — They do not want casinos
Speaking of security, yesterday we reported that
a group of entrepreneurs, led by Eduardo Sánchez Navarro, met with Alejandro Gertz to express their concern with respect to
the legalization of casinos. Among other hotel owners and operators, the group
included Gastón Azcárraga, of the Posadas Group (hotels), and Pablo González Carbonell, of Costamex Group (timeshare properties).