Voices of Mexico no. 40

Our Voice

Mexico is going through a key moment in its political development. For the first time in history, the mayor of Mexico City's Federal District —until now a presidential appointee— will be elected by direct, universal ballot. This year, the Federal District's 8 million inhabitants are empowered to elect their local officials.

Because of the importance of this election, Voices of Mexico decided to invite the three main candidates for mayor to contribute to the magazine. We think it is very important that their political arguments and proposals be known abroad. Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD) candidate Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas and Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) candidate Alfredo del Mazo each give their analysis of the main problems facing Mexico City and how they propose to deal with them. Carlos Castillo Peraza, of the National Action Party (PAN), has contributed an article about the problems of governability.




Our Voice
Paz Consuelo Márquez-Padilla


Do Mexicans Really Want to be Governed?
Carlos Castillo Peraza

Toward a New City
Alfredo del Mazo

A City for Everyone
Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas


Mexican Migration to the United States Continuity and Change
José Gómez de León
Rodolfo Tuirán

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