Earlier today, President
Enrique Peña Nieto led the regular meeting of the Inclusive Mexico Cabinet, in
which he was informed of the actions taken by the various government agencies
to achieve the objective of ensuring the effective exercise of social rights
for all Mexicans, reduce equality gaps, alleviate poverty, and promote broader
social participation in public policies.
At the meeting, held at the
official residence of Los Pinos, the president instructed the heads of the various
ministries comprising the Inclusive Mexico Cabinet to reinforce the actions
carried out to ensure that the effective exercise of social rights goes beyond
social handouts and links human capital to the opportunities created by the
economy within the framework of a new social productivity.
He said that the most
effective way to end the cycle of welfare policies and overcome poverty is by
constructing productive opportunities through public programs.
The meeting was attended by
the Ministers of Social Development José Antonio Meade; Foreign Affairs Claudia
Ruiz Massieu; Finance Luis Videgaray Caso; Environment and Natural Resources
Rafael Pacchiano Alamán; Transport and Communications Gerardo Ruiz Esparza;
Economy Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal; Education Aurelio Nuño Mayer; Public
Administration Virgilio Andrade Martinez; Health José Narro Robles, and
Agricultural, Territorial and Urban Development Rosario Robles Berlanga.
Other attendees included
Director General of the Mexican Social Security Institute Mikel Arriola Peñalosa;
Director General of the Institute for State Workers’ Social Security and Services
José Reyes Baeza Terrazas; Head of the National Water Commission Roberto Ramírez
de la Parra; President of the National Women’s Institute Lorena Cruz Sánchez; General
Director of the National Commission for the Development of Indigenous Peoples
Nuvia Mayorga Delgado; the President’s Legal Counsel Humberto Castillejos Cervantes;
Head of the President’s Office Francisco Guzmán Ortiz; General Coordinator of
Politics and Government of the President’s Office Andrés Massieu Fernández and
General Coordinator of Social Communication of the President’s Office and Government
Spokesperson Eduardo Sánchez Hernández.