Mexico's Indigenous Participate More in Elections but Exercise Fewer Social Rights
Alonso Urrutia - La Jornada
go to original
April 23, 2013

In accordance with an assessment by the Federal Electoral Institute concerning political behavior and the exercise of social rights, such as education and health, there is greater participation in elections and a significant lack in exercising basic guarantees, such as social security and education, in the 28 districts considered indigenous (those with at least 40 percent of the population being ethnic).

The study, carried out by the IFE Center for Democratic Development, showed that, while electoral participation in these communities was 6 percent higher than the national average, the indicators related to education reveal quantitative and qualitative deficits, such as illiteracy rates which were reported to be 19.24 percent, in comparison to 5.69 percent in non-indigenous election districts.

“The challenge for democracies consists of reconsidering their work as an instrument to integrate distinct social groups into public decision making and deliberation in shared spaces,” the document said.

Read the rest at Mexico Voices

Translated by Courtney Webster

We invite you to add your charity or supporting organizations' news stories and coming events to PVAngels so we can share them with the world. Do it now!

You Can Make a Difference

Coronavirus - How You Can HelpIf you would like to donate directly to the non-profits in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, here are some suggestions you may want to consider to help our local communities in this time of greatest need.

Coronavirus - How You Can Help

Local News

Discover Vallarta-Nayarit

Banderas Bay offers 34 miles of incomparable coastline in the states of Jalisco and Nayarit, and is home to Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit's many great destinations.