A good number of the PAN federal deputies, such as Homer Nuevo Leon Niño de Rivera, are fuming against their national leader, Gustavo Madero, for they have no representation in the Pacto. The PAN “anti-Madero” group in San Lazaro warned that no one should forget that reforms must be approved by the Chamber of Deputies. The close relationship between Cardinal Norberto Rivero and the mayor of Mexico City, Miguel Angel Mancera, could help Father Hugo Valdemar, director of Social Communications of the Archdiocese of Mexico. In March, Valdemar will celebrate 10 years in office, but since early 2012 he has been kept out of the public eye by a lawsuit filed by former Mayor Marcelo Ebrard, who he called “fascist”.
Jorge Fernández Menéndez
“Medina Mora: Washington, a stage”
The PRI criticized two PAN governments of foreign policy mismanagement, claiming that Mexico lost prominence, and had been left out of the “big leagues” of foreign politics and international trade. The fact is post September 11th the Fox administration sailed aimlessly, with the occasional diplomatic blunder such as confrontations with Chavez and other Latin American presidents. The Calderón tried to change the dynamic by appointing Patricia Espinosa Secretary of International Affairs who worked to return Mexico to a good position. Even more important was the work of Arturo Sarukhán as the Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Sarukhán became, as probably never before in the case of a Mexican ambassador to Washington, a true partner with the White House and other areas of power U.S., where he built great relationships.