Monterrey

Mexico

Cesar Almeida Cantu

¡Hola! My name is Cesar, and I’m a disciplined and committed Mexican who lived in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico for 17 years and who is always trying to rise up and shout out in my community. My journey to the Youth Mayor programmed has been paved with community engagement, speaking up against what’s wrong in my surroundings and then walking my talking daily. I run by the philosophy that if you want to improve your surroundings, you should first improve yourself. When your environment stands out, you will stand out with it.

My City

Monterrey and its metropolitan area is made up of 12 different municipalities, who accumulate roughly 5 million inhabitants, we are proudly the most industrialized city in Mexico and one of the most important economic assets in Mexico’s macroeconomy. Monterrey is one of the wealthiest cities in Mexico, with a GDP PPP of $142 billion dollars in 2017. It is also the host of 10 of the 25 most important companies in Mexico, such as CEMEX, Grupo ALFA, etc. Monterrey has set an example of development and progress towards a better and more sustainable future, the magazine Forbes (2009) classified Monterrey as the 4th most intelligent city in the world. Considering it a city with an urban development settled on the bases of sustainability, with high levels of adequate response to the basic needs of institutions, companies, and society in general in political, social and environmental aspects.  

Snapshot
  • Roughly 5 million inhabitants.

  • Monterrey is the capital of Nuevo Leon, one of the 32 states of Mexico.

  • Is the 3rd biggest Mexican city

  • 25% of our population are immigrants from outside the state of Nuevo Leon.

  • According to WHO, Mexico is still  the most contaminated city in Mexico.

  • Monterrey is the city with more discrimination in Mexico, especially against indigenous people and the LGBTQ+ community

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