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Ford says Mexican rail blockade near US border hits operations

MEXICO CITY: Ford’s Mexico unit said on Wednesday {that a} railway blockade within the Mexican border state of Sonora is affecting operations at its Hermosillo plant in the identical state, in addition to hitting imports and exports to and from the United States.

Over the previous couple of days, members of the native the Yaqui indigenous group who’re demonstrating for higher land rights, have blocked railways used to maneuver auto components, in addition to grains and metal, from Sonora to the United States.

“The recent blockade of the rail network in the municipality of Guaymas, Sonora, has affected operations at our Hermosillo plant,” Ford said in an emailed assertion.

“Currently, we are facing a situation unrelated to us, wherein imports and exports have been affected.”

The blockade has hit each the Mexicali-California and the Nogales-Arizona border crossings, and up to now prevented the passage of 15 trains carrying about 150,000 tons of cargo, in accordance with the Mexican railways affiliation AMF.

AMF President Jose Zozaya estimated it has brought about losses of greater than 75 million of pesos ($3.four million).

Zozaya said demonstrators have been blocking the rail strains for 10 days now. Protesters are demanding the federal government fulfill commitments to social improvement all through indigenous territories, in accordance with EFE news agency.

Zozaya said the affiliation has been in talks with the federal government and protesters, and that he’s assured the state of affairs can be resolved soon.

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