LatinNews Daily - 08 March 2021

In brief: Mexico's Sedena to construct Tren Maya section

* The Mexican government led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has announced that the construction of section 5 of its flagship Tren Maya railway will go ahead, despite the public tender process being cancelled. The Mexican government announced that the defence ministry (Sedena) will now carry out the construction of this 60km section of the railway which links Cancún airport with Playa del Carmen, two tourist hotspots in Mexico, both in Quintana Roo state.