At 9 am on Monday, November 12, the elected president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, arrived at Mérida’s International Convention Center (CIC) to meet with the governors of the Yucatan Peninsula at the Third Regional Meeting of the Maya Train Project.
Upon his arrival, AMLO greeted the press with an “Ah, you’re here, good morning“, and he was asked if he had come to the Yucatan Peninsula to celebrate his 65th birthday, which is tomorrow at 13 November. He just smiled and said he had spent the weekend in Campeche, and now he was here (in Merida).
From 9 in the morning, AMLO was seen in different parts of the city, the entrance to Mérida coming from Umán, the Centenario Park, the Mérida Clinic, the Parque de Las Américas, etc.
Although it was not confirmed, it said that he actually had arrived last night and had met with the governor of Yucatan, Mauricio Vila Dosal, very early in the morning, which is why they arrived together to the CIC.
The governors of Campeche, Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas; Chiapas, Manuel Velasco Coello; Tabasco, Arturo Núñez Jiménez, and Quintana Roo, Carlos Joaquín González were present at the meeting too.
Mauricio Vila and AMLO arrived almost two hours earlier to participate in a previous meeting with officials from the next federal administration and the state government on the subject of the Maya Train.
The future secretaries of Communications and Transport, Javier Jiménez Espiriú; of Tourism, Miguel Torruco Márquez; of Environment and Natural Resources, Josefa González Blanco Ortiz Mena; of the Treasury, Carlos Urzúa Macías; of Energy, Norma Nahe García, and the next directors of the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), Manuel Bartlett Díaz, and the Railway Transport Regulatory Agency, Alejandro Álvarez Reyes-Retana, they were all present at the meeting.
As well as the future directors of the National Fund of Promotion to the Tourism (Fonatur), Rogelio Jiménez Pons, and of the Council of Tourist Promotion of Mexico, Gabriela Camera Bargellini.
Yucatán State Secretaries: General of Government, María Fritz Sierra; of Administration and Finance, Olga Rosas Moya; of Tourism, Michelle Fridman; of Public Works, Virgilio Crespo Méndez; of Economic Promotion and Work, Ernesto Herrera Novelo, and of Urban Development and Environment, Sayda Rodríguez Gómez, were also present at the meeting.
TYT Newsroom with information from yucatan.com.mx