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Mexico's future in focus at Rice's Baker Institute May 18
HOUSTON – (May 8, 2015) – Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano, former leader and founding member of Mexico's Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), will share his perspective on the country's upcoming elections at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy May 18. This Baker Institute Mexico Center event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.
Who: Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Solórzano, former politician and current president of the Mexican foundation, Fundación para la Democracia.
Allen Matusow, the Baker Institute's director of academic affairs and the William Gaines Twyman Professor of History at Rice, will provide welcoming remarks.
Tony Payan, the Baker Institute's Françoise and Edward Djerejian Fellow for Mexico Studies and Mexico Center director, will give the introduction.
What: "The State of Mexican Democracy: A Conversation with Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas."
When: Monday, May 18, 6-7:30 p.m. A reception will begin at 6; Cárdenas' presentation will begin at 6:30.
Where: Rice University, James A. Baker III Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.
In June, voters in Mexico will head to the polls to elect the 63rd Congress as well as a number of governors, mayors, city council members and state legislators. Will Mexico's recent electoral reforms and the new National Electoral Institute foster transparency and fair elections? What will the elections mean for international investors in energy and telecommunications? In his presentation, Cárdenas will share his perspective on the upcoming elections and the future of democracy in Mexico.
Cárdenas is available for interviews in advance of his presentation.
Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 713-348-6775.
The public must register to attend this event at http://bakerinstitute.org/events/register/1712/?submit=RSVP.
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