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Government files criminal complaint against road-blocking ejidos

Riviera Maya, Q.R. — Local authorities have filed a federal complaint against ejidos who blocked highways in protest of land payments. State Secretary Cristina Torres Gómez says the complaint was recently filed through the Secretariat of Infrastructure, Communications and Transportation (SICT).

Ejidos belonging to Kantunilkín, Nicolás Bravo, Tihosuco, Bacalar, Limones, Xtomoc and Benito Juárez were listed in the criminal complaint filed with the State Attorney General’s Office (FGE).

Torres said videos recording the events show those leading the road block protests. Those leaders are being investigated by the SICT.

She said the complaint was filed by the government after the on-going road blocks by ejidos demanding land payment. Those road blocks affected third parties. Torres says other ejidos have already been warned of the same fate if they participate in federal road blocks.

Torres commented that ejidos must respect the times established by the government to make payments, adding that the government will not be politically pressured by ejidos with road blocks and protests.