The eyes of the world on Merida Yucatan: the Nobel Peace Summit begins

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The activities of the Nobel Prize Summit started yesterday

Since yesterday, the city of Mérida became the capital of peace by starting the activities of the XVII Nobel Prize Summit with a meeting in which young people from various countries of the world participated.

There was also intense activity at the airport with the arrival of personalities who will participate in the event and two Latin American laureates: the Guatemalan Rigoberta Menchú Tum and the former president of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos Calderón. They were received by the Secretary of Government, María Fritz Sierra, and the regional director of Grupo Asur, Héctor Navarrete Muñoz.

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Upon arrival in Yucatecan soil, Rigoberta Menchú said that “indigenous peoples have been subdued and forgotten by governments, leaving them in an abandonment that has lasted for centuries.”

The former president of Colombia said that the return to the arms of FARC (Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia) dissidents does not represent even a tenth of what was once the guerrilla group in his country.

The International Congress Center, headquarters of the Summit, received the young people participating in the “Leading by Example” program. In total 1,000 students and 180 teachers will be dialoguing and sharing ideas with the winners of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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As for the closing of streets, a road operation was mounted in the area of ​​the Monument to the Homeland before the start of the installation of the stage where on Saturday the Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin will be presented. For today, more traffic complications are expected due to the closure of streets in the Congress Center area.

Within the framework of the Summit, yesterday it was announced that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will make a tour from Friday to Sunday through Yucatán and Campeche, but would not participate in the conferences. Only tonight would attend the dinner to be offered to the Nobel Prizes, said Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal on Monday.

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Peace Summit

The Nobel Peace Prize Summit will be officially opened today at the Congress Center.

30 laureates will participate in the Summit in Mérida, including five former presidents.

7 keynote conferences will be held at the world event, as well as 44 workshops.

3,000 police elements are responsible for security and surveillance at the Summit.

3,500 people will arrive in the city of Mérida to take part in the activities.

80 million pesos would leave the Nobel Prize Summit as an economic benefit.

Source: diario de yucatan

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