President’s trip to Oaxaca canceled, rescheduled for this weekend

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After postponing his visit to the Coast region of the state last week, President López Obrador has confirmed he’ll be in Oaxaca this weekend.

During a press conference Monday morning, the president announced his preliminary work schedule for Jan. 14 and 15, which will include in-person inspections of the construction sites of two major highway projects for the Coast and Istmo regions of Oaxaca.

A relevant stop during the president’s tour of the state is a meeting with residents and authorities of San Vicente Coatlán, who have been blocking the construction of a section of the Puerto Escondido-Oaxaca highway, possibly the last obstacle impeding its completion.

Coatlán is embroiled in a territorial dispute with neighboring Sola de Vega, a decades-long conflict that has never been solved to the satisfaction of either party and that has cost the lives of at least 50 people.

President López Obrador and Governor Salomón Jara are also expected to evaluate the progress of an artisan road paving program, intended to pave over the main entrance roads to all 570 municipal capitals in the state.

This week’s visit will be the first López Obrador pays Oaxaca after fellow Morena party member Jara was sworn in on Dec. 1. It will also be the president’s 30th tour of the state.

With reports by NSS Oaxaca


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