Durango, Mexico, Toll Plaza Occupation Ends

Mexico News Daily reports, “Communal landowners in Durango have relinquished control of a toll plaza they occupied for a year and a half to demand compensation for the use of their land to construct the Mazatlán-Durango highway.” According to the article, the “liberation” of the toll facility followed the federal government’s promise to satisfy the landowners’ grievance and its Wednesday transfer of 33.5 million pesos (US$1.7 million) to area cooperatives, the first of two compensation installment payments. (Link inserted.)