LatinNews Daily - 13 January 2023

In brief: Mexico City’s metro budget confirmed amid GN controversy

*The mayor of Mexico City (CDMX) Claudia Sheinbaum has announced that the budget for the city’s metro this year is M$19.7bn (US$1.05bn), up from M$18.8bn in 2022. She also said that “very important works” were taking place on the metro this year including the full renovation of Line 1, which runs through the centre of the city from west to east, representing an investment of M$37.5bn to be paid over the next ten years. Sheinbaum also announced that 6,060 members of the national guard (GN) have been deployed to the city’s metro stations following an accident that resulted in the death of a young woman and injuring of over 150 people on 7 January, as well as other “episodes that we classify as out of the ordinary” in recent months. Opposition politicians have criticised the deployment as another example of the militarisation of Mexico under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and of doing little to address the infrastructural and technical issues affecting the metro.

End of preview - This article contains approximately 174 words.

Subscribers: Log in now to read the full article

Not a Subscriber?

Choose from one of the following options

Intelligence Research Ltd.
167-169 Great Portland Street,
5th floor,
London, W1W 5PF - UK
Phone : +44 (0) 203 695 2790
You may contact us via our online contact form
Copyright © 2022 Intelligence Research Ltd. All rights reserved.