Above: Mexican President Felipe Calderon (CJ Photo)
By the Caribbean Journal staff
Outgoing Mexican President Felipe Calderon has inaugurated the new “Chactemal” bridge on the border with Belize.
In a release, Calderon said that, with the opening of the bridge, it would generate greater economic development and advancement opportunities for families in the region.
The project required an investment of about $13.8 million USD to build.
It was another step by Calderon during his final year in office to improve ties with CARICOM.
At the CARICOM-Mexico Summit in Bridgetown earlier this year, Calderon called the Caribbean Mexico’s “third border.”
“We are part of the Caribbean sea, part of the region and we feel that we will be part of the Caribbean Community,” he said at the time.
Calderon’s six-year term expires Dec. 1.