Saturday, July 21, 2012

Mexico: Mexico's indigenous community hope for gains in elections

Indigenous communities are an important block in the Mexican presidential elections, they make up almost 10 per cent of the population.

However they are among the poorest in the country; according to government statistics 40.5 per cent of indigenous people suffer from malnutrition.

Despite this they are among those who have gained least from changes in the Mexican Presidency.

Al Jazeera's Shihab Rattansi reports from South West Mexico on the hopes of a Triqui indigenous community as Mexico prepares to change President once again.