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WorldNavy removes blockade of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Railway tracks

Navy removes blockade of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Railway tracks

MEXICO CITY (apro).- The Secretary of the Navy (Semar) removed the blockade of the tracks of the Isthmus of Tehuantepec Railway – near the municipality of Matías Romero, Oaxaca – maintained by former workers of the Railway Front for Union Reconstruction ( Ferro).

The members of the Ferro carried out demonstrations and blockades in different parts of the national territory, due to the damages they have suffered since the privatization of the National Railways of Mexico (Ferronales).

During the synchronized blockade of the Ferro in Veracruz, Jesús Morales Morales, on behalf of the protesters, said, in statements cited by La Jornada Veracruz:

“Many workers were not liquidated and those who achieved this benefit, what they were paid was a fortune that was not enough for them to survive, and the worst thing is that many have already died and their relatives were left unprotected as they were not able to retire, since many of them “They could not achieve this benefit for themselves or their families.”

Among the blocked tracks was that of the interoceanic train in the Isthmus. Semar “repeatedly requested the protesters to remove the road for their safety,” but faced with the refusal of the former workers, naval personnel, along with the Secretariat of Security and Citizen Protection of the State of Oaxaca and the Municipal Police of Matías Romero evacuated the tracks.

According to the statement from the naval force, two people were arrested in flagrante delicto for obstructing federal communication routes. According to the same document, the personnel acted “in strict accordance with human rights and the General Law on the Use of Force.”

According to a statement – ​​issued by Ferro on his Facebook page – the detained men were José Luis Godínez Rasgado and Everardo Ovando Cueto. Likewise, they announced that today they would be received by the Secretary of the Interior, Luisa María Alcalde Luján.

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