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Quintana Roo meets Yucatan in court over border land dispute

Chetumal, Q.R. — Representatives of the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the State of Quintana Roo participated in a meeting March 2 to discuss an ongoing border dispute.

The dispute in question is regarding the State of Yucatan – State of Quintana Roo border and a third party, the State of Campeche. The three states are claiming a north-south section that legal authorities say belongs to Quintana Roo.

Carlos Fuentes del Río, legal advisor to the Government of Quintana Roo, said evidence was presented to the Rapporteur Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation to support the state’s claim that they own the disputed border territory.

Carlos Fuentes del Río said that evidence was presented before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation as part of the border dispute with Yucatán, in which Campeche is the third interested party.

“We presented the evidence with the certainty that the disputed territory belongs to Quintana Roo,” he said adding that historical documentary evidence, geographic geolocation and geopositioning have been presented.

The Thursday meeting was held in Mexico City. Fuentes del Rio was confident that the ruling would be in favor of Quintana Roo but also mentioned that there is no date for the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation to make its ruling known.