Mexico to hold referendum on construction of new airport

Protecting Mexico City's new airport from sinking, flooding and earthquakes is proving controversial as mining the rock required is creating sinkholes and threatening nearby towns.

    Mexico's president-elect says the fate of a controversial new $13bn airport will be decided by a referendum.

    The vote will take place in October.

    Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador made the project one of the main issues of his campaign.

    Al Jazeera's Amparo Rodriquez reports from Mexico City.


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