April 28, 2024
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AMLO Reaffirms Commitment to Tulum’s Legacy

TULUM, México – President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s recent visit to the archeological zone of Tulum highlights the ongoing efforts to preserve Mexico’s rich historical and cultural heritage. On a serene Saturday, the President toured the Jaguar Park within the majestic confines of Tulum’s ruins, proudly showcasing the restored sites along the Caribbean Sea.

Starting from late afternoon and lingering into the dusk, López Obrador experienced the revitalized grandeur of Tulum. “We visited the Jaguar Park in the majestic archaeological zone of Tulum from the afternoon to the evening. Many sites have been restored, like this temple with crests at the edge of the Caribbean Sea,” he shared on X, formerly known as Twitter. His post was accompanied by a photo where he is seen sitting on the temple’s steps, dressed in a casual ensemble of black trousers, a white guayabera, and a matching cap.

This visit underscores the importance of preserving Mexico’s historical assets and highlights the ongoing restoration projects that aim to safeguard such iconic sites as Tulum. Joining him were notable figures, including Quintana Roo’s Governor, María Elena Lezama Espinosa, and several vital secretaries and directors from national defense, urban development, and cultural institutions.

AMLO Reaffirms Commitment to Tulum's Legacy

Among the attendees were Luis Cresencio Sandoval González, Secretary of National Defense; Román Meyer Falcón, Secretary of Agrarian, Territorial, and Urban Development; and Diego Prieto Hernández, Director General of the National Institute of Anthropology and History. These individuals play crucial roles in collaborating between governmental bodies and cultural organizations to restore and preserve Mexico’s archaeological treasures.

Additionally, the presence of executives such as Oscar David Lozano Águila from the state-majority-owned company “Tren Maya” S.A. de C.V. and José Gerardo Vega Rivera from the Airport, Railroad and Auxiliary Services Group Olmeca-Maya-Mexica, S.A. de C.V., signals a strong interlink between cultural preservation and the improvement of infrastructure that supports tourism and heritage sites.

Tulum’s archaeological site is a testament to the Maya civilization’s ingenuity and harmonious relationship with the natural world. The restoration projects, such as those highlighted during the President’s visit, ensure that these historical landmarks are preserved not only for educational purposes but also for the enjoyment of future generations.

AMLO Reaffirms Commitment to Tulum's Legacy

The efforts in Tulum are part of a broader initiative to maintain and restore historical sites across Mexico, reflecting a national commitment to cultural heritage. This commitment is mirrored in the government’s push to enhance infrastructure around significant cultural sites, evident in projects like the Maya Train, which aims to connect major archaeological sites and boost local economies through increased tourism.

In essence, President López Obrador’s visit to Tulum goes beyond a mere ceremonial appearance; it profoundly affirms Mexico’s dedication to its historical roots and a preview of the country’s future directions in cultural tourism and preservation.


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