Ethnic Jurisdiction in Mexico Regarding the General Subject of Inequality in Latin America

In Mexico, there are a great number of legally recognized ethnic groups according to the National Commission for the Development of the Indigenous Peoples´s (CONADESPI) study, which was made with help and participation of the United Nations Development Programme (PNUD), to see this info, clic the following link: Under the Mexican Constitution (Constitución Política de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos), “... the Nation has a multicultural composition, which is sustained originally in its indigenous peoples...” “... the right of this indigenous peoples to determine themselves [in culture, politics and economics], will be ruled under this constitutional framework, that insures both their autonomy and national unity...” This framework is generally accepted, and has had a measurable impact on development of this communities, both economically and politically. It is so, that Mexican Authorities, local and federal, have sustained a continuos effort in the integration through different support programs of ethnic communities. In spite of this constitutional protection, there is always the deep issue to be answered by the following question: What to do when this communities DO NOT want to be integrated in the national social dynamics? The answer, tomorrow. BotinesMX