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Yucatan

Will la Tren Maya go off the rails?

November 21, 2018

he Maya, it appears, want nothing to do with la Tren Maya. Incoming Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s signature campaign promise is a massive infrastructure project to create a rail corridor linking the states of the Yucatan Peninsula. The corridor would theoretically bring huge economic benefits. But a coalition of indigenous Maya organizations of […]

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New sea turtle protections in Mexico

September 25, 2018

Along the “Maya Riviera,” sea-turtle nesting beaches are endangered by development of luxury resort hotels, and nowhere more so than in rapidly growing Tulum (Quintana Roo state). However, in a major victory for the turtles, Mexico’s federal environmental agency has refused to authorize a new development that encroaches on the Xcacel-Xcacelito Bay, the largest nesting […]

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