Cancún development project on hold after children protest

A $900-million business project near Cancún has been put on hold after 113 local children took the developers to court.

Mangroves near Cancun.

Mangroves near Cancun. Image by Ralf Peter Reimann / CC BY-SA 2.0

The Malecón Tajamar was proposed back in 2005 and would create offices and commercial space as well as homes and a church. But swathes of mangrove forests would be destroyed and the children’s lawyer argued that this destruction would ‘violate their right to a healthy environment’. The judge agreed and the developers have three months to appeal the ruling. Read more:

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