The activities of the “International Tribunal for Land Rights” will conclude this Sunday in Playa del Carmen, with a tour of the Yorogana area, the most emblematic part of the struggle against the Mayan Train.
The event began on Saturday, March 11th, in Valladolid, Yucatan, where specialists in environmental law and representatives of native peoples will meet to debate the issue. Pepe Urbina Bravo, who filed injunction 884/2022 against the railroad, announced that members of Sélvame del Tren will attend.
“From the moment the Maya Train was installed in the jungle, it attracted a lot of attention from the international press (…) now we have the opportunity to talk about the rights of nature in Valladolid (…) we will have the opportunity to bring it to section 5 so that the governors and all the people can see that the propaganda reflects reality and that the ecocide is real and the damages are irreversible”, explained Urbina Bravo.
The “International Tribunal for Land Rights” will begin tomorrow with the opening and indictment by the Land Prosecutor, according to the organizers. Afterward, the Mayan Train project will be presented by Giovanna Gasparello and will give way to the testimonies of the communities affected by this project in Yucatan, Quintana Roo, and Campeche.
“Afterwards, we will hear the participation of organizations and experts on different topics related to nature and the rights of communities, such as the Regional Indigenous and Popular Council of Xpujil, the Indigenous Council of José María Morelos, the Ka’anan Ts’onot Collective – Guardians of the Cenotes, and experts on native peoples,” added the organizers.
The Yorogana area is located in the ejido lands, at the end of Juarez Avenue. There is a cenote with fresh water in the area, which, in spite of the works of the Tren Maya section 5 south, they continue to protect.
Those attending the tribunal will take a walk and see the damage that has been inflicted on the ecosystem in the vicinity of the site.