Left-wing party opens first of eight new universities

The National Regeneration Movement will invest more than US$8 million in building universities offering degrees in agriculture, accounting, medicine, education, management, law and engineering, aimed at low-income indigenous youth, reports Telesur.

The National Regeneration Movement, or MORENA party, has inaugurated the first of eight universities it plans to open in the municipalities and towns it governs in Mexico. The first higher education centre is a teacher training college and is located in the southern state of Yucatan. It will provide bilingual education to the large community of Mayan Indigenous people in the state.

The left-wing political party – led by the two-time former presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador – formally registered as a political party in 2014 and participated for the first time in a parliamentary election last year, winning more than 8% of the vote and becoming the fourth national political force and the first one in Mexico City.
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