In his trademark style, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) kicked off his morning conference bright and early today at 7:20 a.m. The charismatic leader wasted no time in sharing his vision for Mexico's future, boldly declaring that the country is destined to become one of the top 10 economic powerhouses in the world. According to AMLO, Mexico's current advantages for investment, development, and legal business make it incredibly attractive for foreign investors.
Shortly after AMLO's opening statement, Diego Prieto, the head of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), took the floor to provide an update on the archaeological salvage efforts in the southeast of the country. These efforts are part of the ambitious Mayan Train project, which aims to revitalize the region's infrastructure while preserving its historical treasures. Prieto revealed that all sections of the mega project have been approved for construction, with the focus now shifting to additional works. So far, the salvage teams have unearthed an impressive array of artifacts, including 52,751 immovable goods, over a million ceramic fragments, and 1,925 relatively intact movable goods. The restoration process is underway for 767 vessels, 612 bones, and 1,812 natural features such as caves and cenotes.