"Cancun is suffering very serious urban problems, along with a kind of polarization and social asymmetry," said Eduardo Torres Maldonado, author of a book about the development of Quintana Roo. "We have people who live in the poorest circumstances working in luxury hotels."
From Tropical Hell to Tourist Paradise: State Intervention and Tourist Entrepreneurship in the Mexican Carribbean (PhD dissertation, 1997. University of Texas-Austin).
Diacrónica del Caribe mexicano : una historia de Quintana Roo y Cancún / Eduardo Torres Maldonado, coordinador y editor ; Lorena Carega Viliesid ... [et al.] ; prólogo de Peter M. Ward ; presentación de Javier Rodríguez Piña
Imprint México : Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana-Azcapotzalco, Unidad Azcapotzalco, 2000.
See: Tourism and Poverty Alleviation: Recommendations for Action