AMLO says that “pseudo-environmentalists” are protesting against the Maya Train Project

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Photo: Presidencia de la Republica

López Obrador declared that his opponents make use of “pseudo-environmentalists” to protest against the Mayan Train Project.

After Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador returned from his supervision tour of the Maya Train project, he assured that the construction in southeastern Mexico will only affect 100 hectares and that his government is reforesting 200,000 hectares.

The president visited this weekend the states of Tabasco, Chiapas, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo, to check on the progress of this highly important infrastructure work.

López Obrador, through his social networks, sent a message during a helicopter tour that he made to supervise the progress in the construction of the Mayan Train, which will link the different states.


The president conducted an overflight to evaluate sections 3, from Calkiní to Izamal, and 4, from Izamal to Cancún; as well as section 5, between Cancun and Tulum.

During the tour López Obrador was accompanied by the Governor of Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín Gonzalez, to carry out the review of the progress of the Maya Train in sections 4, 5, 6, and 7, airport construction and Jaguar Park in Tulum, the Nichupté Bridge and Blvd Colosio in Cancun, as well as the Airport in Chetumal.

AMLO calls activists who oppose the Maya Train Project “pseudo-environmentalists”

Andrés Manuel López Obrador pointed out that his opponents, those who oppose the fourth transformation, make use of “pseudo-environmentalists and their spokesmen” to mount a campaign against the Maya Train.

The president said that in “1,500 kilometers of railway only 100 hectares will be impacted, most of them Acahuales.”

“However, at the same time 200 thousand hectares are being reforested; Three large natural parks [18,000 hectares] will be created and rows of flowering trees will be planted on the sides of the railway, such as Guayacán, Maculí, and Flamboyán, ”the president wrote on his Facebook account.

Before his arrival in Quintana Roo, groups of activists in the state have claimed that the recent work on the train has destroyed part of the virgin jungle of Playa del Carmen.

However, according to the Constitution, prior to the consultation for the revocation of the mandate, which will take place on March 10, the dissemination of any government achievement, as well as government propaganda, is prohibited.

Source: El Universal

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