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Tren Maya: President López Obrador Announces December Inauguration Despite Adverse Conditions

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador ensured that the Maya Train, one of the emblematic projects of his six-year term, will be inaugurated this December, regardless of rain, thunder, or lightning.

He recounted that after attending the commemoration of the Battle of Puebla in the capital of Puebla on Friday, he traveled to Chetumal, Quintana Roo, in the evening, where he assessed sections 1, 6, and 7 of the Maya Train.

On Saturday, the president flew over the route from Chetumal to Tulum, Cancun, and Merida, and held two meetings to verify the progress in the construction of the Tulum Airport, as well as sections 5, 4, and 3 of the Maya Train.

López Obrador announced that he would be in Campeche this morning and would return to Mexico City in the afternoon. AMLO denies cave filling for Maya Train President Andrés Manuel López Obrador rejected any impact on caves and cenotes due to the construction works in section 5 of the Maya Train, which runs from Cancun to Tulum, such as the case of the so-called “White Lady,” which was reported by EL UNIVERSAL on Thursday.

During his tour of Quintana Roo to oversee sections 6 and 7 of the project, the president referred to the members of the Selvame del Tren collective and the biologists and speleologists who reported the filling of caves with earthworks during the rapidly advancing construction that is damaging the Mayan jungle and its ecosystems as “pseudo-environmentalists.”

Tren Maya: President López Obrador Announces December Inauguration Despite Adverse Conditions

“I don’t believe it, those non-governmental organizations, the so-called civil society, are pseudo-environmentalists, they are false, they are funded from abroad and by the powerful people who have always felt they own Quintana Roo and Mexico. But that’s over now,” retorted the president from Chetumal.

AMLO calls them “pseudo-environmentalists” over Maya Train From section 5 of the project, the water quality consultant, speleologist, and environmentalist Guillermo DChristy responded to the president, saying, “I am not a pseudo-environmentalist, and no government pays me. I contribute from my own income to be here. Many people would like to do what I am doing in their government.”

In a video, DChristy warned that the “Guardianes” cave, located in the northern part of section 5, which runs from Cancun to Playa del Carmen, could be the next to be destroyed by the earthworks of the Maya Train, as it is only 15 meters away from the route.

Tren Maya: President López Obrador Announces December Inauguration Despite Adverse Conditions

“We need to preserve these caves, Mr. President. We need to do everything possible to prevent them from collapsing because they are a water source for many animal species, and they are also archaeological treasures that we must preserve,” he emphasized.


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