04/16/2018 The Washington Post
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim said Monday that he would be “concerned and afraid” if leftist presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador wins and cancels the new Mexico City airport project.
Speaking at a news conference, Slim strongly defended the $9.2 billion project, in which his companies have won major contracts.
Lopez Obrador, who is the front-runner in preference polls, has called the project too costly and is pledging to cancel it if he wins the July 1 presidential vote. He says the soil at the site of the project is prone to sinking and flooding.