Judge suspends Santa Lucia Airport construction works in Mexico City

On Friday August 16th, a Mexican federal judge suspended for an indefinite period of time, the construction of the new international airport at the Santa Lucia Airbase near Mexico City, while ruling that works on a prior airport project continue.
The magistrate said that the measure is applicable until current injunction procceedings are resolved, which is why the start of works have been delayed again. The new airport project is envisioned as a solution to the problem of the tremensously saturated Benito Juarez International Airport.

Juan Carlos Guzman Rosas, Fifth District Judge in Administrative Matters in Mexico City, granted two suspensions to stop the works at the air base.

The judge’s ruling also orders the government of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to continue works on the New International Airport for Mexico City (NAIM), which have been halted since Lopez took office on December 1, 2018.

Santa Lucía Militar Base is about 40 miles north of downtown Mexico City. (INEGI)

On Monday August 12th, the Sixth Collegiate Court in Administrative Matters issued a likewise ruling.

The # NoMásDerroches collective, which obtained the suspension, said that the construction of the airport in Santa Lucia must wait until the trial is resolved definitively and the reasons for the cancellation of the NAIM are explained.

Following this ruling, the government of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador must keep the works of the NAIM in its current state, a measure that will remain in effect until the judge reviews whether the cancellation of that construction was decreed according to Law.

The Yucatan Times Newsroom


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