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Archaeologist threatened with job loss after going public about section 7

Chetumal, Q. R. — INAH members protested the possible firing of a fellow coworker after he reported thousands of archaeological pieces being destroyed on section 7. Historical researcher Fernando Cortés de Brasdeffer was threatened with removal from his position after going public that the pieces were left behind on section 7 due to Tren Maya construction timing.

Members of the National Union of Professors of Scientific Research and Teaching of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) demonstrated Monday morning at the INAH offices in Chetumal to denounce an alleged case of unfair dismissal against researcher Fernando Cortés de Brasdeffer.

The union members placed a banner on the inside lobby asking for the right to freedom of expression and that the labor rights of researchers be respected.

In recent days, Cortés de Brasdeffer spoke to the media to denounce that, due to the rush to complete a section of Maya Train, thousands of archaeological remains have been destroyed along section 7 including buildings, artifacts and ceramics.