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El gráfico muestra la ruta y datos sobre el Corredor Interoceánico del Istmo de Tehuantepec (CIIT).
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Abrirá el ferrocarril de México rival para el Canal de Panamá

By Jordi Bou

November 17, 2023 - El corredor del Istmo de Tehuantepec, un ferrocarril entre el Golfo de México y el Océano Pacífico, se prepara para abrir. El proyecto de $2.800m busca proporcionar una alternativa al congestionado Canal de
Panamá.

The Isthmus of Tehuantepec Interoceanic Corridor (CIIT) comprises a 308km railway line between renovated ports at Salina Cruz in Oaxaca state and Coatzacoalcos in Veracruz.

Service is expected to start in December with two daily round trips for passengers, and three for cargo.

The project seeks to capitalise on the periods of low water levels affecting the Panama Canal as the region suffers increasingly frequent droughts.

For President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, it forms part of a gambit to draw investment to the poorer south.

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PUBLISHED: 17/11/2023; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Getty Images
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