The Mexican gov't does not give ANY aid to Cruz Roja. it is supported by donations.
Do you know that in public schools here the parents supply the toilet paper and arrange for cleaning the school and toilets?
The Mexican government does VERY little if anything to help its poor.
For a person to live in Mexico for such a long time and not know about it´s social programs and medical care for the underprivileged seems a bit alienated.
Calderon opened enrollment and services in the Seguro Popular at no charge over 2 years ago if people did not belong to IMSS or other medical programs like ISSSTE, Pemex, Municipal fire fighters and police programs etc.
DIF has 1/2 a dozen programs the underprivileged can enroll in also including rehabs, orphanages, adoptions, rescue housing for the abused, psychiatric centers and self support food programs also for free.
It appears Mexico does take care of it´s poor.
There are gov´t mortgages available, INFONAVIT, that have low interest, low down payments for housing all over Mexico for workers.
"Your employer must notify the Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS) every time your employment status changed, for example, if you stop working there, if your salary increases, if you're on disability, if you come back or if you have already retired .
If you have a credit Infonavit, your employer deducted from your paycheck to pay each month and send money to Infonavit for payment. This happens as soon as he receives the document called a Notice of Suspension and Retention Schedule Discounts Determination or quotas, Contributions and Amortization, which includes your credit number and percentage or discount amount."