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The Mayapán archaeological zone will remain closed to the public due to a land conflict

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The meeting between farmers from Telchaquillo and the INAH failed because the former did not accept the payment offered by the federal agency, which is why the Mayapán archaeological zone will continue to be closed.

The INAH offered to pay 56.58 pesos per square meter for the land on which the archaeological zone is located, which was rejected by the farmers who asked for 400 pesos, that is, the federal agency intended to grant 9 million pesos for the 16 hectares that comprise the site, but those affected are asking for 64 million pesos.

The community commissioner, Russel Gregorio García, commented that, despite the commitment of the general director of INAH, Diego Prieto Hernández, “so far the works that he promised for the benefit of the population have not started.”

He assured that the closure of the Mayapán archaeological zone does not harm them, “because, in 50 years, none of the 300 farmers have received a single peso; “We will continue blocking the entrance until they pay us for the 16 hectares.”

It should be noted that on January 19, the general director of the INAH, Diego Prieto Hernández, presided over an assembly with the farmers, with whom he promised to pay them compensation as part of the expropriation of Mayapán, and thus achieve its prompt reopening.

Also, he promised the construction of a dome at the police station, as well as obtaining resources for the restoration of the church, the construction of a museum, as well as the tourist promotion of the place and the area of ​​archaeological monuments.

For his part, Armando Casares Maitret, president of the Association of Tourism Promotion Agencies of Yucatán (Aaprotuy), pointed out that due to this conflict during the last Easter holidays, some six thousand tourists stopped visiting Mayapán, which affected tour guides. tourists and service providers in the region.

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