·        The president congratulated and thanked the team for their victory, which honored Mexico’s name.

·        You have proved that it is possible and that we can show the world we are the best, he said.

·        The president socialized with the champions, their managers and families at Los Pinos.

President Enrique Peña Nieto met today, at the official residence of Los Pinos, with members of the Venados de Mazatlan Baseball Club, who represented Mexico in the Caribbean Series 2016, which they won. He congratulated them on their victory and thanked them on behalf of Mexico.

The president socialized with the club members, and thanked them for honoring Mexico’s name. He told the team’s players, who have won the championship of the Caribbean Series for the second time, that they are an example to young Mexicans, as they have proved that, “It can be done,” and that, “We can show the world we are the best.”

Accompanied by Secretary of Public Education Aurelio Nuño Mayer and Director General of the National Commission of Physical Culture and Sports (CONADE) Alfredo Castillo Cervantes, the president told the players that, “Your triumph is undoubtedly a triumph for Mexico. It is a triumph for you personally, it is a triumph for the team and is a source of great pride for Mexico.”

Members of the Mexican baseball team attended the event, accompanied by their families and the directors of the Venados de Mazatlán Club and other teams in the Pacific League; Governor of Sinaloa Mario López Valdez, and federal delegate for that state David López Gutiérrez.

In the Adolfo López Mateos Hall, President Enrique Peña Nieto declared that members of the Venados de Mazatlán Club “are examples of triumph, success and what Mexico can do when it really sets out to achieve a goal and an objective.”

He said that, “Today, the point is to create a winning Mexico, and victory is not achieved in a single space, but occurs at different times, in different areas, in different battles that have to be fought in sport, politics and the cultural and economic sphere to score victories for Mexico. And you are living proof that this can be done.”

“Congratulations, we applaud you. We are very excited because Mexico is out to win victories, and today we are working to continue to reap rewards,” he told the players and coach Juan José Pacho Burgos, as well as directors of the club Ismael Barros Cebreros and José Antonio Toledo Ortiz.

The players from the winning team presented President Peña Nieto with club jersey, autographed by all of them, and at the end of the meeting, the president invited them and their families on a tour of the official residence of Los Pinos.

The event was also attended by the directors: Dio Alberto Murillo, of Las Águilas de Mexicali; René Arturo Rodríguez of Los Yaquis de Obregón; Joaquín Vega Insunza of Los Cañeros de Los Mochis; Álvaro Ley of Los Tomateros de Culiacán, and Armando Navarro, of Los Charros de Jalisco.