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State meets with protesting Ejidos after blocking Merida highway

Thiosuco, Q.R. — State officials have met with a group of protesting Ejidos who took to blocking the Merida highway from the state of Quintana Roo. The group from the community of Tihosuco blocked the road Thursday and Friday.

Cristina Torres Gómez, the Secretary of Government, met with the group Friday, agreeing to arrange talks with the appropriate officials. A meeting has been set up for January 18.

The group of Ejidos are requesting land use payment from the government regarding a highway that crosses their land. The land in question, which consists of 131 hectares, has been used as a highway to Merida for several decades.

After the agreement to talk January 18, the group unblocked the roadway.