Tag Archives: Yucatan Peninsula

AMLO’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS The United States has its Sasquatch, Nepal has its Yeti and Scotland has its Loch Ness Monster, so Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) apparently felt that Mexico, too, was entitled to an urban legend mythical creature. On Saturday, Feb. 25, the Mexican president posted on his social media a blurry image of what he claimed

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Judge Refuses to Budge on Stoppage of Tren Maya Project

PULSE NEWS MEXICO In yet another chapter in the continuing saga of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s (AMLO) come-hell-or-high-water Tren Maya tourist train project versus the Mexican legal system, a judge in the Mérida, Yucatán, reiterated on Monday, July 25, his previous order for the definitive suspension of works of the train’s Section 5 South. On May 30, the federal

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Work Continues on Suspended Tren Maya Section, with 92 Percent Budget Hike

By KELIN DILLON While work on the fifth section of Mexico’s controversial Tren Maya project was purportedly suspended by a Mexican federal judge last April after the project failed to acquire proper Environmental Impact Statements (MIA) ahead of its construction, building on the Tren Maya’s fifth section has reportedly continued on in spite of the judge’s ruling – and with

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Tren Maya, Suburban Train to Cost 70 Billion Pesos More

By MARK LORENZANA The federal government of Mexico will spend almost 70 billion pesos more to finish two of its flagship railway projects: the controversial Tren Maya and the extension of the suburban train that will run from Lechería station in the State of Mexico (EdoMéx) to the new Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA). On June 1, Mexico’s Secretariat of

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