Section 5 Mayan Train. President López Obrador said his government will fight against the amparos blocking the construction of section 5 of the Mayan Train. He assured that economic interests are the reasons for stopping the construction and that there is no real damage to the environment.
After a video went viral showing celebrities complaining about the environmental damage caused by the Mayan Train construction, a federal judge in Yucatan suspended construction work in section 5 south due to the lack of environmental impact assessments. Nevertheless, the president assures there will be no damage to underground lakes and cenotes. He also added that the communities and peasants living nearby the construction have not showed any opposition.
Presidential candidates. AMLO recognized three possible presidential candidates for his party MORENA. Nonetheless, he said he will support the candidate showing better results in the plebiscite where parties ask the electorate about the pre-candidate.
President López Obrador´s three possible candidates are: Secretary of State, Adán Augusto López Hernández, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Marcelo Ebrard and Mexico City’s mayor , Claudia Sheinbaum. The president said they are honest people that have helped him during his term.
Homicides in Quintana Roo. Ministry of Defense Luis Cresencio Sandoval reported that so far this year 106 homicides have been registered linked to organize crime in Quintana Roo. Nevertheless, Cresencio Sandoval explained that crime rates are decreasing. In addition, he said that the touristic battalion of the National Guard created last December to assist visitors was equipped with boats and vehicles in order to respond to any emergency.
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