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Section 5 handed another setback after a second Yucatan judge grants Maya Train construction suspension

Riviera Maya, Q. R. — A state of Yucatan judge has granted a second definitive construction suspension against section 5 of AMLO’s Maya Train project. On Monday, civil association Defending the Right to a Healthy Environment through an injunction, challenged the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur) and Fonatur Tren Maya for not having the required permits to start construction.

With this new definitive suspension, the judge added the second suspension, which will continue to affect Maya Train construction from Cancun to Tulum.

The second suspension is added to another that the same court had granted on May 30, recognizing that the construction did not have the Environmental Impact Statement (MIA), which was required to begin construction.

That suspension was ignored by the federal government by naming the construction as a project of national security.

Last month, Judge Adrián Novelo Pérez of the First District Court in the state of Yucatán, refused to revoke the first definitive suspension on section five south, but he did make changes that have not yet been made public.

Despite being modified, the judge’s resolution specifies that the suspension is still in force.