Weekly Report - 04 June 2020 (WR-20-22)

MEXICO: Tensions grow as López Obrador launches Tren Maya

The coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is deepening political polarisation in Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador resumed his presidential tours of the country’s interior this week, inaugurating the first stretch of the Tren Maya in the southern state of Quintana Roo, one of his administration’s flagship infrastructure development projects, on 1 June. The political opposition savaged López Obrador’s decision to take to the road again at the peak of the pandemic for sending mixed messages to the public, and accused his government of mishandling the health crisis, costing lives and jobs.

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