President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador criticized on Wednesday that the country’s conservative group intends to halt the advance of the Mayan train by using artists and pseudo-environmentalists who, he said, are only in the service of special interests.
Yesterday, as part of World Water Day, celebrities such as Kate del Castillo, Ophelia Medina, Eugenio Derbez, Natalia LaForcad, Omar Chaparro, Barbara Morey, Ruben Albarán, Sail Hernandez and Ana Claudia Talancon participated in a protest campaign against the oath. 5 of the Mayan train, where a part will be built by the army, due to the destruction of plants and animals.
In January 2021, the Maya Mosh Shinbal Advocates Association filed an injunction over what it saw as violations by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Simarnat) and Fonatur of the right to a healthy environment, access to information and participation. About the regional implications of building a Mayan train in their societies.
On March 9, 2022, the Collegiate Court of Labor and Administrative Affairs of the 14th Circuit set the final suspension of MIA and train construction work, following a challenge by Semarnat and the Directorate General of Impact and Environmental Risks (DGIRA).
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“It’s a campaign against them because they are very conservative, they are very ‘Vivis’,” the federal president called at a press conference from the National Palace.
“Conservative mentality fails to realize that. So, we are living those fun moments in the public life of the country and we will stop dealing with these issues, it is the airport, but now it is the Mayan train, they are convincing or hiring artists, pseudo environmentalists are supposed to worry Concerning defending the environment and starting a campaign against the Mayan train,” he criticized.
At the beginning of the year, the head of the Federal Executive confirmed that in the entire stretch of the Maya train, which is about 1,500 km, only 100 hectares of forest will be affected, an effect that will be reversed with the reforestation of 200,000 hectares. from various trees.
“This is our version: in 1,500 kilometers of the train, only 100 hectares will be affected, mostly Acahuallis; however, at the same time, 200,000 hectares are being reforested; three large natural parks, with an area of 18,000 hectares, will be established and planted,” he said on that occasion. Rows of flowering trees on roadsides, such as Guayacán, Maculí and Flamboyán.
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The president of the republic blamed these criticisms on his government’s transformation of public life and the resistance of the Mexican elite, which opposes change.
“It is the same, the entire conservative bloc is very upset that progress will be made in changing the country and we comply with what we have offered, end corruption, with privileges, serve the people because it was governed only for the minorities, for those at the top, it was a divided government, and now we govern For all Mexicans, for the rich and the poor,” he considered.
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