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LatinNews Daily - 30 April 2019

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In brief: Mexico

*Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced the start of the construction of a new airport terminal at the Santa Lucía military air base, 45km north of Mexico City, that will open its doors in 2021. The project plans to tackle the oversaturation of Mexico City's international airport, Latin America’s busiest airport by passenger traffic. According to a press release posted by the government, construction will be “carried out with austerity, according to law, and making the best use of public resources”. M$100bn (US$5.26bn) of public money will be invested into the project, although President López Obrador is hopeful that construction can be completed under budget. The announcement comes just a few months after construction for the semi-completed new international airport for Mexico City in the Texcoco area was cancelled by López Obrador.