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Section 6 of Tren Maya to Be Most Destructive, Expensive

By MARK LORENZANA Section 6 of the controversial Tren Maya, which will run from Tulum in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo to its capital city of Chetumal, will be the most destructive in environmental terms, and also the most expensive. The Environmental Impact Statement (MIA) for the 255-kilometer Section 6 of the Tren Maya — one of Mexican President

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AMLO’s Tren Maya: An Unlawful Act of Ecocide

By ALEJANDRO ENVILA FISHER On Sunday, June 5, World Environment Day, Mexico — once again — will have nothing to celebrate. The fact that the administration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) has decided to complete ignore and override a definitive suspension granted by a federal court’s legal injunction 884/2022 against the works of Section Five of the Tren Maya

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AMLO to Go after US Mining Company for Exporting Gravel

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) said Monday, May 2, said that he will bring legal action against the Mexican-Alabama joint venture mining corporation Calica Legacy Vulcán for extracting gravel for export, rather than for local consumption. During his daily morning presser, López Obrador said that, from a flyover of Calica-Legacy Vulcan he

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Eco Reserve Being Mined to Provide for Tren Maya

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF With official authorization from the Secretariat of the Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat), three private companies are currently extracting tons of volcanic rock in the Balzapote ejido, within the Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve in Veracruz, to take it to the Yucatan Peninsula and be used in the construction of the Tren Maya tourist train,

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Tren Maya Suspended Indefinitely Due to Environmental Concerns

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICIO STAFF A federal court on Monday, March 8, ordered the suspension of the environmental construction permit for the first three segments of one of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) pet vanity megaprojects, the Tren Maya tourist train, which would cut across the Yucatan Peninsula. The federal court suspended all construction of the 1.500-kilometer

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Grupo Vidanta Benefits from Property Concessions Granted by AMLO

By KELIN DILLON Just days after the public conflict of interest scandal plaguing Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) eldest son, José Ramón López Beltrán, and his employment status at a company owned by the family of close AMLO collaborator and businessman Daniel Chávez, new information has revealed showing just how close the working relationship between Chávez and the

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