It was a very important weekend in Mexico, as Enrique Peña Nieto was sworn in as Mexico’s new president. Peña Nieto, a member of the PRI, Institutional Revolutionary Party, was the former governor of the State of Mexico (Estado de Mexico). The PRI dominated Mexican politics until 2000, when Vicente Fox, a member of the opposing PAN party was elected.
In his acceptance speech, the new President outlined his 13 goals for the presidency. His 13 point plan included some of the following proposals: a new anti-crime program, tougher punishments for criminals, national crusade against hunger, opening up the telecommunications sector to competition, creating a national educational evaluation system, reducing retirement age to 65, proposed reform to end debt of Mexican state governments, life insurance for heads of household, increase the number of highways and passenger trains, and promoting broadband access for all.
The inauguration was met with violent protests, but this is nothing new….remember this?