The president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO)assured today that cancun It is the second best known city in the world.
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“Cancún is the second best-known city in the world, the most identified name, after Mexico, in 50 years,” he said in a morning conference.
The president recalled that 52 years ago there was nothing in Cancun; He said that KuKulcán Avenue was built in 1970 or 71. He assured that there were no people, there was nothing, only the beauty of the Caribbean beaches and the builders began to arrive.
He assured that the important thing, socially, is that thanks to tourism the entire southeast benefited because where there was nothing, hotels began to be built and people began to arrive from all over the country, “hardworking, struggling people,” because when it began It was easy, there was no water, there was beach dust.
He said that thanks to that people came from Yucatan, Campeche, Tabasco, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Veracruz and from all over the country and for four or almost five decades Cancun was the only place in the southeast where there was economic growth.
“That’s why, as there was work, growth rates of eight, ten percent per year, people went there, something unique, with a lot of vision, this development was thought of, but we have to take care of the environment,” he explained.
López Obrador said that the construction of Cancun and the Riviera Maya led to clearing and even affected archaeological sites, cenotes and underwater rivers.
He assured that all this is being taken care of in the construction of the Mayan Train, but that trees are being planted.
“We want to take advantage of all the tourist influx that arrives in Cancun and that continues to arrive so that on the Mayan Train they enter the states of the southeast and also get to know other natural beauties that exist in Yucatan, in Campeche, Chiapas, Tabasco and especially the ancient Mayan cities.
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