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Mexico's Maya Train project to create big economic boost
Mexico's Maya Train • 3m 43s
Construction continues on one of Latin America’s largest rail systems—called the Maya Train. The Mexican government is laying more than 1,500 kilometers of rails across 5 states of southeastern Mexico, including the culturally rich Yucatan peninsula— a region known worldwide for its beach resorts and Maya pyramids.
It’s a legacy infrastructure project for Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. He promises an economic boom for one of Mexico’s poorest regions – while critics call it a looming ecological nightmare that threatens the Maya people who still live there today.