President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said they will respect the protection to suspend work on a stretch of the Tren Maya, but that the works will not stop.
At his morning press conference, he stated that the shelter, obtained by organizations of various communities, has political tints.
The representative accused that behind these organizations are people who want to affect their government and «don’t want us to do anything.»
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However, he added, «We will comply with legal systems, we will respect the authority.»
The President stated that they did not yet know all the effects of the protection and denied that the work would cause environmental damage.
It stated that the work currently being done did not affect any area as they only focused on existing roads.
«The work does not stop because there is no reason, how proceeds an amparo for a work that is being done there is a train track for 80 years,» he questioned.
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López Obrador noted that his government has always prioritized the environment and even remembered some of his actions such as the reforestation of one million hectares.
However, the definitive suspension protection for the works of the Maya Train in one of its sections was not granted by some environmental issue.
This is a remedy requested by some organizations in the face of the risk involved in the work despite the PANdemic by COVID-19.
On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled in favor of organizations in considering that in these times of emergency, a «predominant value should be given to the right to health.»
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The judge determined that the work carried out by the Maya Train «requires the deployment of various activities to be carried out by a large group of people and consequently will require a number of essential and non-essential services in the community, which will lead to an increase in activities in its public areas.»
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