108 years after the beginning of the Revolution, in Puerto Vallarta and throughout Mexico, a social revolution is beginning in the search for equality and a better quality of life for all citizens, emphasized Puerto Vallarta’s mayor, Arturo Dávalos Peña, in his commemoration speech of the historic struggle that triggered a social and democratic change in Mexico.
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“In Mexico and Puerto Vallarta, we continue to live a revolution that is reflected in an intense search for social justice, where development, growth and a better quality of life, reach all corners of our municipality. We must not return to the past, we need a participatory society, which, based on the laws that govern us and the strength of the institutions, defends the rights achieved with a fixed vision of a social transformation, but working hard to resolve our problems,” he said.
The mayor recalled the origins of Revolution, which left in the pages of history, the lives of thousands of women and men who fought for their ideals and who were the libertarian weapon against the dictatorship of Porfirio Diaz, in “a clear example that there is no worse harm to a nation than the concentration of power in a single man, before which Francisco I. Madero would be forceful that absolute power corrupts those who exercise them and those who suffer it. ”
He stressed that today there are consolidated democratic institutions that have allowed major episodes of alternation in the years 2000, 2012 and this 2018, where citizens have gone out to vote to decide the direction of this nation.
Unlike 108 years ago, “today majorities are heard, we choose freely, we think, we debate, there are ideas and they are respected, but above all, governments are obliged in terms of transparency and accountability and citizens participate in the decisions we have.”
However, despite this progress, said the mayor, there are still challenges ahead. “The road towards the consolidation of a comprehensive democracy is still long, because after exercising our vote, there are the results and the fulfillment of the commitments that the rulers make with the citizens and the co-responsibility of both in the development of our society “, so that the struggle is still continuing in order to achieve a Mexico in peace, developed, secure, equal, free and in solidarity.
That is why he called on all citizens to continue with the transformation of Mexico and Puerto Vallarta, “but fulfilling our task, assuming our responsibility and contributing to achieving the city we want.”
Accompanying the Mayor was the president of the Municipal DIF System, Candelaria Tovar de Dávalos; the municipal trustee, Jorge Quintero Alvarado; the director of Citizen Security, Misael López Muro; the deputy director of Education, Celina Lomelí Ramírez; Lieutenant Colonel DEM Héctor Daniel Guzmán Bonilla, Commander of the 18th Unincorporated Infantry Company, representing the 41st Military Zone; and the Captain of Frigate Víctor Hugo Rodas López, on behalf of the 8th Naval Zone.