Mexico.- The caucus of the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) in the Chamber of Deputies requested the appearance of the heads of the Ministry of the Interior (Segob) and the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection (SSPC), this with the aim of explaining the reason why the Mayan Train was declared a “national security work”.
Yesterday, Monday, July 18, the head of the National Fund for the Promotion of Tourism (Fonatur), Javier May, announced that the railway project of the president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador It had been declared, by the federal government, as a work of “national security”, this in the face of legal appeals filed by various environmental groups against the works that make up the project being built in the south of the Mexican Republic.
“There was a declaration by the National Security Council, where the work is a priority and is a national security issue and is in charge of the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Public Security…in the Security Council session they determined that it is a national security work on the railways, and that the interested parties, which are the Ministry of Public Security and the Ministry of the Interior, were the ones who determined that the work be started”, detailed May, former head of the Welfare Secretariat.
This Tuesday, the parliamentary group of PRD federal deputies, through a point of agreement presented before the Permanent Commission of the Congress of the Union, requested that the secretaries be summoned Adam August Lopez Hernandez and Rose Icela Rodriguez.
“Given these suspensions and due to the stubbornness and stubbornness of the Executive to finish it at the end of next year, the Security Council decided to classify the Mayan Train as a national security work, in an attempt to evade the law in order to resume activities. stopped by a judge”, said the opposition legislators.
In this sense, the PRD members recalled that in May of this year, Judge Adrián Fernando Novelo Pérez granted a definitive suspension against Section 5 South of the Mayan Train until the Mexican government presents the Environment impact manifestation (MIA).
“The foregoing symbolizes proof that the law was not complied with from the beginning of the work and is still not complied with, since the judicial processes to be followed after the suspensions were not concluded,” they pointed out in their proposal filed with the Federal Legislative Power.
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Likewise, they recalled that before the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation (SCJN) there are still appeals pending against the presidential decree to declare as “national security” priority infrastructure projects of the Fourth Transformation.