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Mexico accuses US of supporting groups opposing the Maya train

Mexico’s President, Andres Manuel López Obrador, reported that the United States government is behind opposition groups over Section 5 of the Mayan train, part of a mega-work that will cross the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.

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The above clause, of the eight that make up the project in the region of the Mexican Southeast, has been the subject of controversy by alleged environmental groups who maintain that the environmental impact in the area is not quantified, for which they have previously filed several emparo Mexicans. justice system.

However, the government of López Obrador reiterated that it would do minimal ecological damage to the region in exchange for progress that would be made to the Mexican Southeast.

However, the Mexican president observed this Monday that “there are pseudo-environments funded by the United States government from Mexico City and different parts of the country and they promote these protections for us.”

“Then a procedure established by law is used, which is to declare this act of national security, for a number of reasons…”, the Mexican head of state told his traditional morning press conference at the National Palace.

One of the reasons is that a foreign government (the United States) is interfering, because it is losing money from the budget, because it is a priority project, because the delay strategy is being implemented because there is no quick justice. No, he said.

They targeted characters such as businessman Claudio X González, former minister of the nation’s Supreme Court, Jose Ramón Cosio; In others what he calls “conservative” areas to be behind groups opposing Section 5, which runs from Cancun to Tulum.

This section covers only 50 of the total 1,500 km of work. “This is completely unusual. How is it that there is a 1,500 kilometer train and where the conflict is in 50 kilometres?” The President asked.

López Obrador indicated that the federal government has already informed judges who have granted provisional suspensions, but they have not yet been resolved and have stopped work for three months, causing economic losses. .

The Maya Train is part of the Tehuantepec Isthmus Interoceanic Corridor (CIIT) project linked to the Isthmus Development Program, which seeks to promote economic development in 79 municipalities in the states of Oaxaca and Veracruz.

Similarly, the project to link the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans by rail through a 304-kilometre corridor called CIIT, which connects the cities of Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz and Salina Cruz, Oaxaca.

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