Mexicans March To Protest Major Infrastructure Projects

MEXICO CITY (AP) — More than 1,000 people marched through the center of Mexico City on Friday in opposition to the government's largest infrastructure projects. The protest brought together unions, environmentalists, students and representatives of Mexico's indigenous peoples, a mix that would seem a natural base for populist President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but which has become among his most vocal critics. Erika Cortéz, a member of the Popular Organization Francisco Villa of the Independent Left from the Mexico City borough of Iztapalapa, said she opposed the president's Maya Train project that would move tourists around the Yucatan Peninsula. The train is one of López Obrador's signature initiatives, which he says will spur economic development in Mexico's southeast, but has faced criticism for its environmental impact. López Obrador “is not in favor of the people,” Cortéz said.Read more on

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