Courthouse News Service - Cody Copeland

The growing militarization of the country was on full display on the airport’s opening day. Notably absent were taxis for visitors to get home and businesses to sell them something to eat.

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador inaugurated the new Mexico City airport on Monday despite his administration’s flagship infrastructure project remaining unfinished and without services.

The opening of Felipe Ángeles International Airport fulfills a major campaign promise by López Obrador, who canceled construction on an airport begun during the administration of his predecessor, Enrique Peña Nieto, in the dry lakebed of Texcoco, northeast of the city.

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