Mexico’s Bienestar program of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador encompasses health and welfare support for older adults, individuals with disabilities, indigenous groups, schools, and sustainable communities, among other aspects.
On July 3rd, President López Obrador visited Puerto Peñasco along with Bienestar federal officials, outgoing Sonora Governor Claudia Pavlovich and Governor-elect Alfonso Durazo to expand on Bienestar benefits both nationally and regionally.
In a private event held at the local Convention Center, which was not open to the public, the President detailed support the Federal Government is putting into this part of Sonora. He additionally remarked he would be back in Sonora prior to the end of Governor Claudia Pavlovich’s term, in order to inaugurate a Specialized Hospital in Hermosillo.
President López Obrador expressed his pleasure on being back in Puerto Peñasco, his first time as President, as he had visited on various occasions when on the campaign trail.
AMLO emphasized he would “continue working for the good of the people, serving and listening to all, respecting everyone, though giving preference to the most humble, to the poor.”
López Obrador highlighted there will be a Banco del Bienestar in Puerto Peñasco, where beneficiaries will be able to collect the various forms of support as applicable, from adult pensions to scholarships, economic support for the fishing sector, and those with disabilities, among others. In addition, he stated there will be ongoing support through small credits for small to medium sized businesses.