leading.”

·        In keeping with Morelos’ great legacy, Mexicans today are promoting a Mexico at peace, and a Mexico of rights, laws and institutions, he said. 

·        In order to achieve an inclusive Mexico, “We are breaking down the obstacles and barriers that prevent young people, women and any Mexican from achieving their goals and writing their own success stories,” he declared.

·        Reducing inequality is one of the biggest challenges facing Mexico and the world at the beginning of the 21st century, he stated.

·         The president led the 200th Anniversary of the Death of Don José María Morelos y Pavón.

As he led the ceremony commemorating the 200th anniversary of the death of Don José María Morelos y Pavón, President Enrique Peña Nieto declared today that Mexico is, “A democracy in which we construct citizenship daily with men and women who exercise their freedoms and rights.”

”We are a society that believes in equity, justice and the education of our youth, just as Morelos would have wished. We agree, as enshrined in the Constitution of Apatzingán, that equality, security, ownership and freedom are essential to people’s happiness and personal fulfillment,” he added.

The president said that even after two centuries, Morelos’ ideology is still valid, “And his example is an inspiration for the Administration I have the honor of leading.”

 “In keeping with Morelos’ great legacy, Mexicans today are promoting a Mexico at peace, a Mexico of rights, laws and institutions. We are constructing citizenship, which is why we have expanded the human rights enshrined in our Constitution and are working to protect and safeguard them,” he declared.

He added that In order to achieve an inclusive Mexico, “We are breaking down the obstacles and barriers that prevent young people, women and any Mexican from achieving their goals and writing their own success stories,” he said.

“We are removing everything that limits Mexico’s potential to succeed in life regardless of ethnic origin, gender, age, disability, social or health status, religion, opinions, sexual orientation or marital status,” he added.

President Peña Nieto said that in the same way, “We are working to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and hunger, and to make Mexico a more equitable, egalitarian country.” Reducing inequality is one of the biggest challenges facing Mexico and the world at the beginning of the 21st century.”

He noted that, “Morelos believed in the transformative power of education, just as today, we believe in a Mexico with quality education. He wanted the farmer’s son to have the same education as the son of the richest landowner. Since this ideal is still valid, we are firmly advancing to positively transform the education provided in the country.”

He said that, “Just as the Constitution of Apatzingán established the freedom to work, today we are promoting a prosperous Mexico that generates employment and professional options so that every man or woman can make the best use of his or her knowledge and talents.”

He said that for all these reasons, “The Servant of the Nation is a permanent inspiration that feeds our convictions and guides our actions. Morelos is the guide and inspiration for the Mexico we are building together.”

At the ceremony, attended by members of the Cabinet, the president noted that, “Morelos not only dreamed of our country’s independence from the Spanish Empire; he envisioned a new nation and was prepared to lay down his life for this. His struggle was inspired by the highest values, the values of sovereignty and freedom, justice and equality.”

He was one of the greatest military strategists of his time, but his true greatness lies in the fact that he converted his values into legal and institutional principles that now constitute the foundation of our free and independent nation,” he stressed.

At the event, Governor of the Bank of Mexico Agustin Carstens gave the president a commemorative coin, “To Mark the 200 Years since the Execution by Firing Squad of Don José María Morelos y Pavón, the Servant of the Nation.” President Peña Nieto presented Governor of the State of Mexico Eruviel Ávila

Villegas with the “Manuscript of the History of the Siege of Cuautla by Captain Felipe Benicio Montero.”

At the end of the ceremony, the president led a Guard of Honor at the monument to Morelos, where a burst of gunfire was also heard.

THE GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS LEGALITY AND INSTITUTIONAL LIFE AS THE PILLARS OF THE NATIONAL PROJECT AT THE START OF THE 21ST CENTURY, AS MORELOS ENVISAGED IT: ERUVIEL ÁVILA

Governor of the State of Mexico Eruviel Ávila Villegas said that the sweeping reforms, accompanied by an effective,  efficient government, have enabled Mexico to enter a new stage in its history during the three years of this administration.

“Today we have a before and an after.” He added that President Peña Nieto’s government is not only inspired and guided by the legacy of Morelos, but has also achieved the aspirations and dreams of the Servant of the Nation.

He said that, “The government has supported legality and institutional means as the pillars of our national project at the start of the 2st century, as Morelos envisaged in his Sentiments of the Nation.”

On behalf of the National Governors’ Conference, he endorsed CONAGO’s commitment to keep working, “With everyone doing his part and doing it well so that Mexico continues to grow and we continue to serve the people to whom we are responsible, always inspired by the memory of José María Morelos and the vision of President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto.

THE RECORD ACHIEVEMENT AS REGARDS INFLATION HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THE STRUCTURAL REFORMS AND WILL CONTINUE TO PAY OFF: AGUSTÍN CARSTENS

Governor of the Bank of Mexico Agustin Carstens said that in Mexico, we have achieved the lowest inflation since a national record began to be kept of the growth of consumer prices. Moreover, inflation for 2015 is expected to drop to nearly two per cent.”

He added that, “For the medium and long term, analysts’ expectations of inflation and those expressed by investors through their decisions in financial markets are practically anchored at around 3 percent; that is, they are fully consistent with the Bank of Mexico’s target inflation rate.”

He stressed that this historic achievement in inflation is attributable to many factors such as continuing to maintain a responsible, cautious monetary policy and fiscal policy for many years.

Likewise, he added, “This achievement has been attained through several of the structural reforms proposed by the government of President Peña Nieto and approved and enhanced by Congress, because in addition to promoting and ensuring greater competition, these reforms have resulted in significant price reductions in telecommunications and electricity as well as other fuels, such as natural gas.”

He declared: “It is good news that these favorable effects of structural reforms, which have contributed to achieving low, stable inflation have not been exhausted and will continue to bear fruit in the coming years.”

Agustin Carstens explained that the Coin Commemorating the Bicentenary of the Death of General José Maria Morelos y Pavón is a sincere tribute and a reminder of the ideals that inspired his insurgent struggle. He recalled that Morelos played a prominent role in Mexico’s monetary history since he minted his own silver and copper coins, redeemable at the triumph of the insurgency. He concluded by noting that General Morelos can be said to have been the introducer of fiduciary currency in Mexico.