Mexico’s President Says Army to Run Maya Train Project

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador says the army will run the Maya train project and several airports, and use any profits to finance military pensions.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (AP) Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Sunday the army will run the Maya train project and several airports, and use any profits to finance military pensions.

The army is already overseeing construction on some parts of the controversial project, while private firms build the rest.

But López Obrador said Sunday that “so there won’t be the temptation to privatize” the $6.8 billion project, the army . . .

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