AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 5/31/12

The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 5/31/12

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: The event featuring Gabriel Quadri at the Auditorio Nacional was quite costly for Nueva Alianza; Some members of PAN fear that it might be risky to use Lizette Farah, mother of the deceased Paulette, for electoral purposes in Josefina Vázquez Mota’s campaign; The governor of Guerrero invited journalists to a reunion and gave away iPads.

Jorge G. Castañeda, “#YoSoy132: el detalle es el deslinde”: Castañeda speaks about three currents of support for AMLO: one from people who seek a democratic, modern left in Mexico; another one that stems from the communist party; and, most recently, the #YoSoy132 movement, which includes some students who would not vote for AMLO and the great majority who would.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Estrategia final de Peña Nieto”: The last strategy in what is left of the presidential campaign of Enrique Peña Nieto will focus on spreading the message that his administration will reject any form of authoritarianism and will rather have an open-doors government; The campaign team of Josefina Vázquez Mota hopes that she will be well received at the Universidad Iberoamericana on June 4th; This Thursday, electoral advisers at the IFE will define the format of the second presidential debate.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Optimismo en el PRI”: Federal deputy María Dina Herrera abandoned the PRD to support the PRI-PVEM coalition; The Permanent Commission approved a decree that obliges the Calderón government to grant money to the peasants who were affected by the drought in 26 states; Teacher protests continue in Oaxaca, Guerrero and Michoacán.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Ahora será entre tres”: Fernández Menéndez wonders if the movement #YoSoy132 and the reunion with Javier Sicilia, along with the upcoming presidential debate on June 10th will be able to modify the current electoral balance.

Leo Zuckermann, “Cuando sea grande, quiero ser maestro”: Zuckermann questions the role of the teacher in Mexico and how the position is seen as an opportunity to work little and still earn money.


Trascendió: The presidential candidates refuse to participate in a debate with a roundtable format; In order to highlight Acapulco as a tourist site, governor of Guerrero, Ángel Aguirre Rivero, made reference to President Calderón and his wife when they spent their honeymoon there.


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