AMERICA/MEXICO - The Catholic world calls for "authentic dialogue between government and society"

Monday, 19 August 2019 politics   civil society   dialogue   human promotion  


Mexico City (Agenzia Fides) - "We cannot resign ourselves, as individual citizens and even less as organized civil society, to having a government that unilaterally manages the major problems of this country": says Catholic magazine "Desde la fe" in its publication of August 18th. The Catholic magazine explains: "We are very surprised with the intention expressed recently in the Chamber of Deputies, whereby the majority force must have absolute control. In doing so a fundamental principle of every democratic Congress is forgotten: it is the space of representativeness of majorities and minorities to preserve the necessary social balance in every democracy".
The text sent to Agenzia Fides continues: "It is evident that, with these measures, one wants to transform the place of greater democratic dynamism of a country into a mirror of imminent totalitarianism that causes so much damage in every society".
"Dialogue means knowing how to listen. It is necessary to listen to farmers who have not received their subsidies. It is necessary to listen to working mothers who need professional support in the care of their children. It is necessary to listen to doctors who talk about the lack of medicines and the lack of maintenance of specialized equipment. It is necessary to listen to experts who analyze the feasibility of projects and environmental care. It is necessary to listen to the National Commission for Human Rights and other autonomous organizations. It is necessary to listen to the people involved in the education of children and young people. It is necessary to listen to investors in order to build trust. One must listen to the victims of extortion and violence of organized crime. The voluntary effort of a person is not enough, a country like Mexico requires greater responsibility and authentic social dialogue. For the good of all, let us learn to dialogue, government and society", concludes the text. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 19/08/2019)