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April 18, 2019

Mexico fast tracks $8B tourist train but politics, funding and the jungle lie ahead

  • The Mayan Train would serve tourists and workers, but also haul cargo.
    Associated Press

    AP Photo/Peter Orsi [enlarge]
    The rail line would circle the Yucatan Peninsula, tying in this former station in Merida, one of 15 on the route.

    MEXICO CITY — Maps, renderings and charts paper the walls of a government conference room. They lay out in detail the plans for a rail line that could be Mexico's biggest infrastructure project in a century.

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