The Mayan train is one of the cornerstone projects of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to shore up the economy and tourism in Mexico. Such is the interest of the Mexican president for its construction, which assured that the US government led by Donald Trump is interested in "invest" in this work.
López Obrador, assured this Saturday at a rally in the state of Campeche that the Secretary of Commerce of the United States, Wilbur Ross, he sent a message from President Trump saying "they are willing to invest and help so that the Mayan Train and other works in the Southeast can be built. "
According to the Spanish agency Efe, the Mexican president met Ross this Friday at a summit of Mexican and American companies held at the Mexican city of Merida, capital of the state of Yucatan.
Precisely, Merida and Campeche are two of the states by which will pass the Mayan Train, the star infrastructure work of López Obrador, which will also travel through the states of Quintana Roo, Tabasco and Chiapas to develop the impoverished Southeast Mexican.
"Right nowl Southeast has priority, even if you do not like it, I say with respect, in other parts, "said the president, who said that this territory "It was always abandoned" by the previous governments and "now it's your turn".
The construction of the Mayan Train, which will have a distance of 1,500 kilometers, requires an investment of between 120,000 and 150,000 million pesos (between USD 6,400 and 8,000 million), assured López Obrador.
During his meeting in Campeche, Lopez Obrador said that only with the Mayan Train will be invested 50,000 million pesos (USD 2,700 million) in this state, which means "an investment never seen in history" of this entity.
As is usual in the acts that López Obrador performs throughout the country, his followers booed the governor of the state, Alejandro Moreno Cárdenas, from the opponent Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).
Before that, López Obrador asked the assistants that "breathe deeply" and he asked them: "Let's see, what's better, that we distance ourselves from the state government or that act in a coordinated way?"
The vast majority of people raised their hands in favor of the second option, something that López Obrador celebrated exclaiming "We have to unite all". It is not the first time he uses the same technique, since at a rally in the state of Veracruz he asked the attendees if he had to face the Outbursts of Trump against Mexico, something that the public rejected.