Campeche farmers threaten to block the Tren Maya as a protest

Farmers and residents of the of Dzitbalché, Campeche threatened to block the tracks of the Tren Maya on September 1st when President Andrés Manuel López Obrador supervises the project, after his fifth report that he will give in the capital.

With this protest they will denounce that the companies hired by the National Fund for Tourism Promotion (Fonatur) have not finished the bridges and tunnels near the train, which now are filled with mud and water due to heavy rains.

Headed by Juan de Dios Pérez Herrera, Fernando Uicab Ku and Gilberto Puc Ek, they stated that for months they have been waiting for the conclusion of the way that takes them to their land and cornfields, however, to date there has been no progress.

More than 300 people are affected by the poor conditions of the underground bridges, located behind the Emiliano Zapata neighborhood.

Residents and farmers cannot pass and those who try end up falling or slipping, due to the quagmire that has been accumulating.

Puc Ek announced that he donated several meters of his land for the work, so —he said— if progress is not seen in the work next Monday, they will proceed to block the Tren Maya on September 1st.

They recalled that they have gone to the Municipal Palace to request the support of the mayor Roberto Herrera Mas, but they have not found him in his offices, while the ejidal commissioner Enrique Keb Cauich assures that it is not his responsibility to address this issue. “Given the silence of our authorities, we will make our own movement,” warned the people of Dzitbalché.

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