Chichén Itzá, Yucatan — After being blocked for 10 days, the roadway to the archaeological zone of Chichén Itzá has been reopened. The highway was fully reopened after successful talks between the government and the disgruntled protestors who were blocking the road.
In a statement, the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) announced the reopening of the highway which leads to the archaeological site. In their statement, the INAH said that “after establishing a dialogue table with protesters and artisans from the towns of Pisté and Xcalacoop, the necessary agreements and commitments were reached for the prompt release of access to the Archaeological Zone of Chichén Itzá in Yucatán.”
As of Monday afternoon, the archaeological zone was reopened after successful talks between the Government of Mexico and the protesters of Pisté and Xcalacoop.
The INAH added that “thanks to these agreements, the work of the Program for the Improvement of Archaeological Zones (Promeza) is resumed and the infrastructure projects scheduled for Chichén Itzá continue.”
Talks were held after the vendors filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission of the State of Yucatán for alleged violations of their rights as indigenous peoples days earlier.