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Lopez Obrador says will cancel Mexico airport project
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Mexico's incoming leftist president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday he will halt construction of a new airport for the capital after it was rejected in a referendum. "The decision is to obey the mandate of the citizens," Lopez Obrador told reporters, adding that the money would be used instead to improve existing facilities. Business leaders said the new airport at Texcoco was needed to ease traffic at Mexico City's aging airport, which handled nearly 45 million passengers last year. read more


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