Mexico's president-elect to scrap $13bn airport project

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he's respecting the result of a referendum by the Mexican people.

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    Mexico's president-elect is facing criticism for cancelling the building of a new airport in Mexico City.

    But Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador says he's respecting the result of a referendum by the Mexican people.

    Last week, voters rejected the partly built $13bn airport that the current president started in 2015.

    Al Jazeera's John Holman reports from Mexico City.


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