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Mexico's president-elect proposes Cancun-Palenque train

Added: 13.08.2018 6:16 | 16 views | 0 comments

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's president-elect wants to bring tourism revenues to remote and forgotten stretches of Mexico, but some are scratching their heads at his main proposal: to build a $3.2 billion train that would run from the resort of Cancun to the Mayan ruins of Palenque, 520 miles (830 kilometers) across the Yucatan peninsula. The route is dotted by low jungle, wildlife reserves, pre-Hispanic archaeological sites, wetlands and underground rivers that can suddenly cave in. It would take years to build, and soak up scarce money, just to reach ruin sites like Calakmul, which now gets only about 35,000 visitors a year — the number better-known sites like Chichen Itza have in a week....

Mexico's next president chooses unarmed lawyers, doctors, engineers to guard him

Added: 10.08.2018 7:14 | 16 views | 0 comments

Mexican president-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday he will abandon the secret service-style protection used by his predecessor in favour of a security detail of 20 unarmed men and women, including lawyers, doctors and engineers. Since winning a landslide election victory on July 1, leftist Lopez Obrador has...

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