From the beauty of Uxmal, an ancient Mayan city, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador strongly: “There are things that cannot be returned, that cannot be returned.”
He spoke of the movement he led and reaffirmed that the “corrupts” will not return, asking: “Who wants that?”
By leading a meeting on this site, a world heritage site, with anthropologists, archaeologists, restorers, and other specialists, including construction workers – whose work and knowledge are highlighted – the president also highlighted the importance that the Mayan Train has. southeast, which will help bring development and provide life for 50 or 100 years.
The event, which took place in the so-called Nuns’ Quadrangle, which is more than 1,100 years old, was interrupted for a few minutes due to a short circuit that occurred behind the building that is behind the temple by the president and other officials. gave their speeches.
As part of the tour he made this weekend through this region, to manage the operation of the Mayan Train on the road, the head of the Executive visited this archaeological zone from where he pointed out the relevance of the Mayan cultures in the past, but also for now.
“There are things that are irreversible, that there is no going back, and they will not stop this thing that started, they will not stop it, because the people already know,” López Obrador stressed.
He said that he always stressed that the most important thing is to change the mentality of the citizens. “And that’s what happened to the country. Guess the corrupt will come back! Do you think that could happen? —to which the specialists and other guests who were in the Quadrangle of the Nuns immediately answered: “Nooooo’—. Of course not! —seconded the president—who wants that? No one”.
With those words he responded to the request for more support and resources made by the archaeologist José Huchim Herrera, director of the archaeological zone of Uxmal, to continue the work of restoration and conservation of the buildings of this site.
“Don’t worry Huchim, there are funds ahead to continue working,” said the president.
López Obrador described the region of southeastern Mexico as “unique,” as he stated that there is no other region in the world with so many archaeological sites, “and above all, with so much magnificence, with so much beauty, culture and art. There is nothing like it in the world.”
Mexico has a deep past and a unique cultural richness. “What do we inherit? Lots of good stuff. What did we inherit from pre-Hispanic societies? Not too ambitious for material things, not selfish, because the Mayans are not selfish. If you review Chilam Balam you will find stories where the ancient Mayans were surprised by the greed of the European conquerors, because that did not exist before Hispanic Mexico. So we can speak today, and we can base it on the fact that the greatest treasure of Mexico is the honesty of its people, the brotherhood, and the unity of its people, and that comes from afar.
During the 36 years of the neoliberal regime, he pointed out, the southeastern part was abandoned. He emphasized that the Mayan Train and the Interoceanic Corridor train of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec can be completed “because they did not privatize the southeast railway or the Isthmus railway, because they are not interested in the southeast, even in theft. “
He assured that the railway project in the Mayan area will reactivate the economy of the region, and create jobs and prosperity.
“And people, the new generations, will live from this for a long time. Yes, agriculture, beekeeping, fishing, crafts, everything, the oil activity that the oil world still needs will continue and should continue, but 20, 30 years from now. But what we’re doing (the Mayan Train), it’s for 50, half a century, a century. “It will bring life to the southeast.”
Previously, the general director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Diego Prieto, emphasized that when talking about the Mesoamerican Mayans “we are not only talking about the past but also the present.” We are not just talking about a few communities but about a great civilization tree expressed from linguistic, historical, cultural, and geographical activities a shared vision of the world, and a set of the gods that make up the Mayan symbolic expression.
The participation of the restaurateur Mariela Carrillo, who spoke second after the governor of Yucatán, Mauricio Vila, that the incident happened caused some fears, but when the fire was extinguished it caused those present, including the president, to applaud. .and only after that the protection team.
The specialist, who is one of the experts working on the restoration and preservation of the archaeological material found in the same work done in the construction of the Mayan Train, emphasized the work of his colleagues in this effort, especially in the left ones. title, the workers and bricklayers also contributed knowledge to this project.