This year is particularly relevant because, with great emotion and patriotism Mexicans celebrate the Bicentennial of Independence and theCentennial of the Revolution. 200 years ago Miguel Hidalgo, José María Morelos y Pavón and many women and men dare to dream of an independent Mexico. One hundred years ago Francis I. Madero envisioned ademocratic Mexico, in which citizens freely eligiésemos our leaders and with him a generation of revolutionaries fought and began building a democratic Mexico, fairer and more equitable.
First, Iundertook to consider the resources of the state to curb the growth of poverty, investigating the impact of the global economic downturn, in particular, give the highest priority to social programsthat they had been vindicated. And with the help of Congress, we have made progress in fulfilling this commitment to the following:
One: In this 2010 increase the number of recipients of food supportprograms and opportunities, five million and a half to six and a half million households, equivalent to 34 million Mexicans, or about one in three inhabitants of the country is of the poorest receiveon average 730 pesos a month and up to 2900 in households with several children and older adults marked. Receive such support from the government precisely to overcome their poverty, this actionalone covers much more than all the Mexicans living in extreme poverty.
Two: We have now launched a frontal assault against urban poverty is also expanding the program opportunity to the city andattend a problem in neighborhoods with leads to breakage of the social fabric of domestic violence, insecurity and addiction among youth.
In Ciudad Juarez, for example, this year's coverage rose fromopportunities 12000-30000 families. Opportunities are the mothers who receive financial aid and those who decide their best use, that being aware that children not miss school, going to the doctor's...