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Why the Mayan Train project threatens the jaguar in Mexico

In the Mayan culture, the jaguar was called Balaam or Chaac, it was believed that throughout the night the large cat fought against the Xilbalbá (underworld), defeating them, and emerging the next day. Today, this protector of the Mayan people is in danger of extinction. In Mexico, more than 40% of the distribution of the...
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Bidding for Mayan Train project begins next week

The tender for the construction of the Mayan Train will be launched next week, which will pass through five states in the southeast of the country, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador announced. Visiting a manufacturing company in the northern border strip, the President said that the construction of the passenger railway will stop the migration...
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Mayan Train project wins overwhelming support in weekend vote

Mexico’s president claimed overwhelming support Monday after a weekend referendum on a train project in the Yucatan Peninsula produced lopsided results in a limited vote. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the so-called Mayan Train project will move forward after a vote Sunday in 84 municipalities in five states produced votes in favor, from 85%...
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The Great Maya Aquifer, the largest underwater research in the history of Mexico

When a group of specialists began four years ago to explore what is now known as the Great Maya Aquifer, the largest research of its kind in the history of Mexico, they did not imagine what they would discover. “We knew that there was a natural aquifer below the Peninsula that includes the states of...
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The Mexican government will finance 70% of the Mayan Train

The financing model for the construction of the Mayan Train, an infrastructure project of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, underwent an important change. Now the Government will contribute more than 70% of its cost to avoid acquiring debt in the financial markets. In original plans, the federal government would barely have a 10% stake in...
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