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Mexican President Defends Indigenous Pensions Plan

Mexico’s president on Monday defended a plan to provide pensions to indigenous people starting at age 65, compared with 68 for other Mexicans.

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who was elected last year after campaigning to help marginalized people, said those who question the idea should visit poor indigenous communities to see how residents live.

He said indigenous seniors in poor areas are often in worse health than city-dwelling counterparts due to decades of hard labor and poor nutrition.

“It is painful that a senior in the city, age 65, is better preserved than an indigenous person of 65 because they work, they eat read more >>>

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