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“Uncovering Ecosystem Damage: Playa del Carmen Seminar Reveals Truth!”

The Municipal Institute of Culture and the Arts (Imcas) is set to host a seminar on Cultural Heritage, Anthropology, History, and Legislation. The event, scheduled for next Friday, will focus on the impact of various projects on the local ecosystems. José Urbina Bravo, a cave diver and member of Sélvame del Tren, will be among the attendees, along with numerous regional specialists.

The seminar will include contributions from academics from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), archaeologists, anthropologists, and individuals who have witnessed the environmental damage firsthand. This damage has been caused not only by the Maya Train project but also by numerous real estate developments, farms, and mines that have destroyed the archaeological and cultural heritage of the region.

The event is free to attend and will be held from 4pm to 8pm at the Imcas headquarters, located in the Playa del Carmen Cultural Center on CTM Avenue between 115 and 125, near the new municipal palace.

Speakers will include Maya activist and indigenous people's defender Pedro Uc, archaeologist Fernando Cortés de Brasdefer, biologist Roberto Rojo García, and young environmentalist Talismán Cruz, among others. These experts will present their views and answer questions from the audience.

Urbina Bravo emphasized that the seminar provides an opportunity to learn more about the region and to formulate proposals or opinions, either for or against these projects. He stated, "The key point here is to understand that we are not defending a political project, but protecting the environment for everyone. Even if there are doubts about our stance, at least be assured that our movement is genuine."

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This seminar has previously been conducted in other parts of the country, and this is the first time it will be held in Quintana Roo, a region that has suffered significant environmental damage due to various projects.