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Activists ask candidates to look into the environmental disaster caused by the Maya Train

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José Urbina, diver and activist from “Sélvame del Tren”, reiterated the invitation to presidential candidates, senators, and deputies to tour section 5 of the Mayan Train.

“We invite you to witness the environmental damage that the work is causing,” he said.

He emphasized the presidential candidate of the opposition alliance, Xóchitl Gálvez, since as part of her campaign yesterday she was in Quintana Roo.

Urbina and other activists document the environmental damage that the work generates, mainly in section 5 south of the train.

Through social media, they have shown cement spills in caves and aquifers, as well as damaged and rusty piles, even though President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised that they would not damage the aquifers or the caverns.

In August 2023, Xóchitl Gálvez toured the area where he predicted a water crisis as a result of this work and said that there are complaints against government officials for having started the work without authorization.

Recently, the presidential candidate for Morena (López Obrador’s party) defended the work and indicated that if she is president she will consolidate the project with cargo transportation. Meanwhile, the Movimiento Ciudadano party candidate Jorge Álvarez Máynez is in favor of the work as long as it is sustainable and respects the indigenous peoples. In addition, he recently criticized that neither the federal government nor the armed forces should administer mega works such as the Mayan Train.

San Miguel Times

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