Former Mexican President donates pension to children with cancer
Former Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he will donate his government pension to a nonprofit group that helps children with cancer.
The ex-president and the organization “Aqui Nadie Se Rinde”, or “No One Here Surrenders”, announced the donation on Monday February 27th.
Calderon explained that Mexico gives its ex-presidents a pension so they do not have to worry about income after leaving office and are less susceptible to corruption. He says he now makes enough money as a speaker to support his family.
The organization was founded in 2005 to help children with cancer and their families. The organization says in a statement that it hopes Calderon’s donation will spur others to support their work.
Calderon presented the group with the first twice-monthly check for 72,775 pesos, or about $3,652 USD.
With information from Associated Press (Feb 28, 2017)