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Tuesday May 21, 2013

Mexico’s Peña Nieto Unveils Massive Development Plan to Help 52 Million Living in Poverty

Mexico’s Peña Nieto Unveils Massive Development Plan to Help 52 Million Living in Poverty

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President Enrique Peña Nieto unveiled the National Development Plan, calling the project a “roadmap” that will allow Mexico’s people and government to work “together toward a new stage in the country.”

“Mexico has a historic opportunity to undertake a deep transformation” with the participation of all sectors of society, the president said.

The plan, which was created using the results of a survey of 228,949 citizens, is aimed at bringing about “deep changes” in the country, Peña Nieto said during the document’s presentation at the National Palace on Monday.

The plan identifies the “obstacles” that have prevented Mexico’s development and “sets big goals, establishes priorities and specific actions, but, above all, it lays out transformational policies and reforms,” Peña Nieto, of the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, said.

The 2013-2018 plan includes indicators to measure progress in achieving goals and allows citizens to check on the advances being made via the Internet.

The goal in Mexico, a country with 52 million poor people, is to allow citizens to enjoy the rights granted to them by the constitution, the president said.