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Costa Maya ejidos continue with protests over Maya Train stop change

Costa Maya, Q.R. — South ejidos continue with their dissatisfaction regarding the government’s decision to move a Maya Train stop. The ongoing protests took place again this weekend in south Quintana Roo with the arrival of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador. However, López Obrador was unable to meet with the ejidos as requested.

Instead, they were met by Governor Mara Lezama who addressed the disgruntled group telling them, “I cannot promise what I am not going to fulfill.”

The group of ejidos held a demonstration in front of the military camp at Xpujil, Campeche, to request at least five minutes of the President’s time. Instead Lezama said she would meet with them in coming days, reviewing their issues beforehand.

The southern group of ejidos are still pushing for a Maya Train stop that was moved from Nicolás Bravo to be returned to the town which would see the government stick to the original plan.

Earlier this year, the government announced a move that would see a stop, not a station, relocated from the town of Nicolás Bravo 17 kilometers away from the community near the archaeological zone of Kohunlich.

The change of stop affects section 7 of the Maya Train.