Mexico beach project stirs concern

Activists say pumping sand back onto eroded Cancun coastline could cause disaster.

    Years of overdevelopment and major hurricanes have stripped large parts of Mexico’s Caribbean coast of its sand.

    In the tourist resort of Cancun, the government has embarked on a multi-million-dollar project to pump sand back onto the beaches.

    Hotel owners hope the recovery project will bring tourists back, but environmental activists are giving warning it could cause a fresh ecological disaster.

    Al Jazeera's Rachel Levin reports from the beach.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    Israel’s settlements: 50 years of land theft explained

    On the anniversary of UN Resolution 242, Al Jazeera explores the illegal Israeli settlement enterprise.

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Robert Mugabe: Portrait of a presidency

    Some key moments in the life of the man who led his country from independence in 1980 until November 21, 2017.

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    When is Thanksgiving Day and why is it celebrated?

    In the US, Thanksgiving Day will be celebrated on Thursday, November 23.