AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 5/25/12

The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 5/25/12

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!


Templo Mayor: Enrique Peña Nieto made a negative comment about Josefina Vázquez Mota and her “condition as woman”; the son of the former Guerrero governor uploaded some photos on Facebook that compromise his father’s chances to be elected for the Senate; Nueva Alianza endorsed a former television business man, Alfonso Martínez Córdoba, as a candidate for the legislative assembly of the Federal District.

Sergio Sarmiento, “Los 132 y más”: In the student protest that stirred on Paseo de la Reforma, there are no signs of protest against Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The students criticized Enrique Peña Nieto, the current PAN administration, and Gabriel Quadri as being the puppet of Elba Esther Gordillo. The youth also questioned all television companies and the electoral poll results. Sarmiento warns, however, that filling spaces does not guarantee winning the election.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Tamaulipas: contacto verde olivo”: The circle of friends of Tomás Yarrington include the Bush family and various high-rank military officers; Lilián de la Concha, former wife of ex-president Vicente Fox, asked Quadri after the Foro sobre Seguridad y Justicia what he would do with the sons of Marta Sahagún; René Fujiwara, nephew of Elba Esther Gordillo, made his political debut as a federal deputy through the plurinominal route.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “La madeja del caso Yarrington”: It is clear that the PRI does not want anything to do with the Yarrington case, but now under investigation by U.S. authorities, the PRI understands that this might be a political ticking bomb against them and their chances of winning the July 1st election.


Trascendió: Eruviel Ávila, governor of Mexico State, reinitiated the construction of the Puente de Vigas that was brought as a case against Enrique Peña Nieto during the last presidential debate; The leaders of the Legionarios de Cristo will arrive from Rome to Mexico in order to revise the administrative responsibilities that they have in different projects in Mexico; The PRD candidate for governor of Morelos, Graco Ramírez, used social media to distribute the electoral debate between the political contenders.


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