Apr 03, 2022
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The debate on the Mayan Train megaproject, a flagship initiative of the government of Andrés Manuel López Obrador to expand the railway network Whatsapp Mobile Number List through the Yucatan Peninsula, can be read as the reissue of an old and unresolved Latin American problem. It is a "modern, tourist and cultural train" with which López Obrador seeks to communicate the main archaeological centers of the Mayan culture in five states of the Whatsapp Mobile Number List Mexican southeast, but which will also include freight trains. At the same time, it seeks to promote tourist destinations such as Cancun, Tulum, Calakmul, Palenque and Chichen Itzá. As happened with other leftist governments, such as those of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff in Brazil, Hugo Chávez in Venezuela and Evo Whatsapp Mobile Number List, a clearly developmentalist initiative collides with various indigenous communities, this time in Chiapas, Quintana Roo, Campeche and Yucatán, which have obtained orders from local judges against the work for damages to environmental and sanitary rights. Colonialism and underdevelopment were two of the greatest concerns in the intellectual tradition of the Latin American left in the twentieth century. Thinkers and leaders of the first decades of the last century, such as José Carlos Mariátegui, Víctor Raúl Whatsapp Mobile Number List Haya de la Torre and José Vasconcelos, agreed that the economic dependence of the Latin American nations prolonged by other means the colonial condition that had been fought during the wars of independence and the liberal reforms of the 19th century.