Weekly Report - 24 March 2022 (WR-22-12)

MEXICO: Plain sailing for López Obrador’s new airport?

One of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s major infrastructure projects reached completion this week. On unveiling the new Felipe Ángeles international airport (AIFA), located 50km north of Mexico City (CDMX), López Obrador stated it was “mission complete”. There was much fanfare around the inauguration of the airport, which aims to alleviate pressure from CDMX’s existing international airport (AICM). However, the project has been shrouded in controversy from its inception, and the airport will have to prove its worth before sceptics succumb to the enthusiasm of those present at its unveiling.

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