AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 5/24/12

The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 5/24/12

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: The case of Tomás Yarrington points out to the riches collected by other state governors in Mexico; It is still unknown how the Yarrington incident will affect the Peña Nieto campaign; Miguel Mancera will travel to Monterrey to participate in a national reunion of attorney generals.

Lorenzo Meyer, “¡Vaya legado!”: President Calderón declared that the legacy of his administration is having started a postponed battle against organized crime. According to Meyer, this is a poisoned inheritance for the country. While Calderón assures that his legacy is also the fight against insecurity, only 6% of Mexicans consider that his government policy actually benefitted the national state of security.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “ El viaje de Yarrington a México”: Tomas Yarrington used his Twitter account to inform that he has not yet been arrested by U.S. authorities; European journals are publishing news stories on the university students in Mexico City who are asking for media transparency in the presidential campaign; The group led by Javier Sicilia will meet with Josefina Vázquez Mota.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Temporada de acusaciones”: Pedro Joaquín Coldwell and Enrique Peña Nieto asked Yarrington to respond to authorities; PRD President Jesús Zambrano declared that Manuel Espino’s new allegiance with the PRI reflects how the political interests of the radical right-wing are aligned with the PRI project.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Yarrington: justicia y política”: The investigation of Tomás Yarrington reflects the high degree of impunity toward the actions he took. For example, when his administration came to an end, the former governor of Tamaulipas bought a property in San Antonio valued at 6.6 million dollars.

Leo Zuckermann, “Una farsa más del Partido Verde”: The electoral reforms pushed by the PVEM in 2007 and 2008 to prohibit the use of electoral publicity made out of plastic that could hurt the environment ended up becoming a farce, Zuckermann critiques, as he now sees those marketing elements in his neighborhood made up of that plastic that was supposed to be banned.


Trascendió: A group of women will ask the Federal Electoral Institute if they can include the gender topic in the next presidential debate; Alejandro Solalinde considered “insufficient” the protection that he received from four federal escorts; Josefina Vázquez Mota attended a lunch meeting with business leaders of Coparmex.


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