The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 6/13/12
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, Excélsior 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, Excélsior y Milenio. ¡Que lo disfruten!
Bajo Reserva,”PRI construye trabuco legal”: Pedro Joaquín Coldwell, the President of the PRI, has assembled a defense team that includes approximately 150 lawyers who will take care of post-electoral conflicts if Enrique Peña Nieto were to win; Presidential candidates Josefina Vázquez Mota and Andrés Manuel López Obrador will be traveling through Mexico’s central states for the last segment of their campaign.
Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Compromiso del TEPJF:” The Electoral Tribunal of the Federal Judiciary in Mexico promises that they will accept the people’s decision with regards to the election on July first so as to guarantee stability in Mexico… Peña Nieto’s delegation suffered another attack in Tepeaca, Puebla where they reaffirmed that they will win and that their win will bring the country together and benefit all people equally… The IFE ordered that PRI ads implying that AMLO was petitioning for funds be removed from both television and the radio…
Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “AMLO, mentiras y bullshit:” In this editorial, Fernández Menéndez asks if AMLO is a liar or a bullshitter because he says, as anyone knows who has followed AMLO for a while, what AMLO says is almost always wrong. He then uses different measures to see under which type AMLO falls, because to lie, you have to think about it and know what is actually correct and do it intentionally, whereas to bullshit is just to go along with whatever you think might be right. He says that AMLO falls under the second category, and that he simply believes in whatever he says is right… Fernández Menéndez concludes by saying that normally, simply ignoring reality is not too serious, except that in this case it is because AMLO has the ability to eventually control Mexico’s finances.
Trascendió: Neither the PRI nor the PAN has commented on the television ad run by the AMLO campaign in which Marcelo Ebrard, who would become the Secretary of the Interior should AMLO win, in which Ebrard explains what we would do. Other probable nominees for cabinet positions: Juan Ramón de la Fuente, René Drucker and Claudia Sheinbaum, will probably also make ads after AMLO announces that they are his choices…PRD deputies and senators say that they have no intention of letting the President get away with his, “rude intermission” during the debate, and that they are going on a counterattack through the Congress’ Permanent Commission for the Union by asking Secretary Meade for information about how the proposed austerity measures will be applied… This is clearly in response to Calderon’s and Meade’s intense scrutiny of AMLO’s proposal to reduce the salaries of high functionaries…Because of the controversy surrounding his remarks, Calderon has said that he will elaborate on them…