Indigenous peoples in federations on the agenda in Mexico

Sergio González Hernández, Minister of the Interior, State of Tlaxcala, Mexico addresses a workshop on economic and social development on February 18, 2009. On his right: Forum Vice-President Céline Auclair. To his left: Rosario Castro Lozano, Coordinator of the National Institute for Federalism and Municipal Development and Aarón Méndez Sánchez, Executive Director of the Tlaxcalan Institute for Municipal Development.

Forum Vice-President Céline Auclair delivered a keynote address in Mexico recently on indigenous communities in federal countries.

Ms. Auclair spoke at a workshop on social and economic development in the town of Cuaxomulco, just east of Mexico City.

The workshop brought together more than 40 participants from all levels of government to discuss social and economic development in Mexico. It was organized in cooperation with Mexico’s Ministry of the Interior and the State Government of Tlaxcala.

The panel was opened by Rosario Castro Lozano, Coordinator of the National Institute for Federalism and Municipal Development (INAFED); Sergio González Hernández, Minister of the Interior, State of Tlaxcala; and Aarón Méndez Sánchez, Executive Director of the Tlaxcalan Institute for Municipal Development.

Other speakers included representatives from the State Congress, National Women’s Institute, Federal Competitiveness Commission, and the National Institute for Youth.

The event took place on Feb. 18, 2009 in Cuaxomulco, Mexico.

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