The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 4/9/12
Each morning, through the Mexico Portal feature, “¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día”, we will bring you an assortment of op-ed pieces from five major Mexican dailies: Reforma, El Universal, La Jornada, Excelsior and Milenio.Enjoy!
Cada día, por la entrada titulada, “¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día”, vamos a traerles un surtido de artículos de opinión de cinco periódicos populares de México: Reforma, El Universal, La Jornada, Excelsior y Milenio. ¡Que lo disfruten!
- Templo Mayor: Josefina Vázquez Mota has relaunched her campaign for the presidency after many mishaps and as suspected, Roberto Gil has remained on her team. Many Mexican candidates have emulated President Obama and have attempted to exploit online social networks for their campaigns by maintaining facebook and twitter accounts. Several key figures in the PAN attended the registration of Isabel Miranda de Wllace as candidate for Mexico City’s governorship although their visits were unexpected by the Federal Electoral Institute.
- Jesús Silva-Herzog Márquez, “Miguel de la Madrid”: The National Palace was recently the location of a State funeral for former President Miguel de La Madrid. The ceremony was unusual as it was the result of the initiative of a PAN government to honor a PRI president. The rivalry and animosity between the PRI and PAN parties dissipated for one of Mexico’s rare state funerals.
- Bajo Reserva, “Las (malas) cuentas de Rodrigo Medina”: Reports warn that Rodrigo Medina, PRI governor of Nuevo Leon, is incompetent and oblivious; Josefina Vázquez Mota will present a new style of campaigning today.
- Clase Política, “Conquistas intocables”: The Senate is again reviewing taxes to pensioners; they will also focus on energy reform, development in metropolitan areas, and second generation victim assistance laws.
- Trascendió: Rafael Giménez, a member of the Presidency’s public opinion coordination team, has left Los Pinos and has joined the newly re-launched presidential campaign of Josefina Vázquez Mota. Other adjustments to the campaign include the sacking of Karla Garduño, who is credited with several factual and grammatical mistakes in the campaign such writing ‘Tlazcala’ in the candidate’s agenda. Enrique Peña Nieto’s team is preparing its strategy for the upcoming debate on May 6th in an effort to prevent the exposure of the candidate’s weakest points.
- Ciro Gómez Leyva, “Tercera llamada para Josefina”: Josefina Vázquez Mota is aware of what is being spoken about her campaign. The candidate knows that her campaign is going nowhere and as such she has adjusted her team and has launched the campaign in an effort to steal 23 points from frontrunner Enrique Peña Nieto.