our democracy evolved and our institutions were strengthened, he said.
In 2015, “Mexico
showed its macroeconomic strength and its ability to grow in the midst of a
difficult, adverse global environment,” he said.
We closed the
year with the lowest inflation in 45 years, he said.
led a celebration with members of his Cabinet and civil servants to mark the
end of the year.
his appreciation for all those who are part of “a team that serves Mexico”.
President Enrique Peña Nieto led a celebration with civil servants to mark the
end of the year, in which he stressed that, “2015 was a year when we advanced
and prepared for the future.”
At the event,
held at the National Palace, the president reported on the progress made in the
first three years of the administration, especially in 2015. He also issued postage stamps commemorating
the structural reforms introduced by the government.
members of his Cabinet and civil servants from various government departments,
President Peña Nieto thanked all those who are part of, “A team that serves
Mexico with dedication, commitment, passion, strength and the desire to lend
change, speed and rhythm to the transformation of our country.”
declared that politically, “Our democracy evolved and our institutions were
strengthened. We had an exemplary election day, with peace,
stability and order last June.” He said it was an electoral process in which for the first time, women
occupied 50 per cent of the candidacies for federal and local congresses.
He said that
security has also advanced. The balance of 2015, compared with the figures for 2012, “Certainly
reveals solid, significant progress”. He added that much remains to be accomplished and advanced, “But certainly,
in this area of security, and also in human rights, we have made 2015 a year of
progress, a year of fulfillment and achievement, and we must further strengthen
our actions to strengthen them.”
MEXICO DEMONSTRATED ITS MACROECONOMIC STRENGTH
said that in 2015, “Mexico proved its macroeconomic strength and ability to
grow in the midst of a difficult, adverse global environment; we managed to
have growth and to create more jobs for more Mexicans.”
He noted that
2015 will also be remembered "as a significant year for infrastructure development,
since several projects have materialized and several others are underway, which
will improve the performance of this Administration in the development of
better infrastructure for our country, to raise our competitiveness.”
Peña Nieto said that Petróleos Mexicanos (PEMEX) and the Federal Electricity
Commission (CFE), the two main productive state enterprises, have made major
announcements of investment projects, despite the adverse scenarios in the rest
of the world, and the fall in oil prices.
explained, “The Law of Energy Transition was passed, which makes Mexico a
country with a commitment to the world, and above all, a country with a great
commitment to present and future generations, which assumes responsibility for
harmonious growth with full respect for our environment.”
2015 WAS A YEAR OF SAVINGS AND CONCRETE BENEFITS FOR MEXICAN FAMILIES
year, millions of households paid less for the electricity used in homes, shops
and industry and there was no monthly price increases for gasoline, diesel or
LP Gas. Domestic long distance charges were eliminated and
the cost of long distance mobile telephony and fixed telephony was reduced.”
“We are coming
to the end of this year with the lowest inflation our country has recorded
since it began to be measured, for 45 years, and inflation will undoubtedly be
less than 3 percent. This is
perhaps one of the most important benefits for Mexican families,” he said.
He also said
that this year, steps were taken to reduce the equality gap on various fronts. "We have done this through the public policies
that we have adopted in this matter; now we have a new plan to push through the
Federal Law on Special Economic Zones.”
reported, “Over eight thousand community kitchens are operating throughout the
country that ensure access to food for millions of families who had previously
not have their daily food guaranteed. A National Strategy for Teen Pregnancy Prevention was established, together
with a credit strategy focusing on young people, which is growing and giving them
an opportunity to build their own successful project.”
said that in 2015, Mexico continued to expand its commercial openness to the
world, and its commitment to the major causes of humanity. “This year, the Free Trade Agreement with Panama came
into force. The Senate ratified the Pacific Alliance Trade Agreement; and concluded
negotiation of the Agreement known as TPP.”
participated in COP-21, meeting obligations, and above all, being promoters to
ensure that participating countries assume greater commitments to care for the
environment today, and in consideration of future generations," he said.
Peña Nieto said that in 2015, the world has also confirmed its confidence in
Mexico. "We have seen a growing flow of ever larger investments
in our country: nearly $22 billion USD were invested this year.”
for Round 1 were successfully started, which led to Energy Reform, which
confirms the confidence Mexico is projecting worldwide. This is particularly important when you consider
that one of the world’s constants today is risk aversion," he said.
He noted that
this confidence in our country is also being confirmed, since Mexico a country
that is being consolidated among the 10 top destinations that receive most tourists
recalled that this year, “Mexicans also coped with unprecedented weather events
in our country. There were several phenomena, floods here and
there, which were dealt with promptly, particularly the tornado that struck
Ciudad Acuña, where I recently delivered rebuilt homes to over two thousand people
who had been affected.”
Hurricane Patricia, whose speed and strength made
it the largest ever recorded, made landfall in Mexico, fortunately without
causing major damage. And much of
this was due to the alerts and preventive action carried out through the
coordination efforts in Civil Protection.”
OVER 130,000 TEACHERS HAVE BEEN EVALUATED
mentioned that, “One of the important goals set by this Administration has been
to ensure that new generations receive higher quality education.” He said that, “Over 130,000 teachers have already
been evaluated in this process, which is only one of the parts considered in Education
“This is how
Mexico will have greater capacity and strength to cope with tomorrow’s
challenges, whatever they may be, when we have a society, especially children
and youth, which receives higher quality education. This will certainly be the best tool, the greatest
strength they have to be part of a successful Mexico that will be able to cope
with any scenario that arises,” he declared.
declared that the achievement of each of these accomplishments, “Is the result
of the work of each of those present and millions of those absent, who form part
of the team of public servants employed by Mexico and are contributing, through their behavior, to move Mexico forward
to enable it to achieve better conditions and scenarios and create well-being
for Mexican families.”
thanked, “All the men and women who are
part of the government team that serves the nation with passion and dedication,"
as well as those in public service working in state administrations.
for your efforts, thank you for your dedication, thank you for always having the
clarity that your work contributes to having a better country and a better Mexico,”