AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 6/7/12

The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 6/7/12

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 will have to be prepared for the questions he will receive at the second presidential debate this Sunday, including the scandal of Yarrington and the #YoSoy132 student movement; Vicente Fox is very upset about the PAN reaction after his declaration of support for Peña Nieto, and some say that he is considering leaving the right-wing political party; The PAN is going through a political crisis in the Federal District.

Lorenzo Meyer, “Una elección entre dos insurgencias”: In the current Mexican context, Meyer argues that both the drug cartels and the students in protest can be considered insurgencies in the country. Their potential influence upon the July 1st elections depend upon the response they will receive from the government, the political class, and the Mexican society in general, Meyer explains.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Josefina afila las navajas”: Josefina Vázquez Mota is preparing for the presidential debate this Sunday and is ready to attack both Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Enrique Peña Nieto; The governors of Mexican states affected by the drought met with Alejandro Poiré to discuss possible solutions to the problem; The Mexican government is very upset at Spain’s new disposition of repatriating Mexican travellers without a justification.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Poder adquisitivo empresarial”: A study released by the Lower Chamber of Congress denounces the low or inexistent growth in salaries in Mexico; The Federal Commission for Competence has not yet made a decision on the Iusacell case; The PRD candidate for mayor of Ecatepec is still expected to give a declaration regarding an accusation of alleged mismanagement of economic resources.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Andrés Manuel y el Manifiesto Comunista”: Contrary to the current economic and political situation in Europe, Fernández Menéndez contends that Mexico is not going through a crisis. He acknowledges, however, the problems of violence and security in the country, and argues that Mexico has both social and economic strength and possibilities for change in the future. He argues that Andrés Manuel López Obrador is against the four reforms needed by the country: energy, fiscal, labor and education reforms.

Leo Zuckermann, “¿De qué está hecho Peña Nieto?”: Up until a few weeks ago, luck seemed to be on Peña Nieto’s side. Zuckermann believes that the breaking point in his good fortune might have been the incident at the Universidad Iberoamericana on May 11th. As the electoral race tightens, it is time for Peña Nieto to show his true colors and prove that he is able to surpass adversity, argues Zuckermann.


Trascendió: The campaign team of Andrés Manuel López Obrador will inform the Federal Electoral Institute (IFE) that the presidential candidate will not attend the rehearsal of the second presidential debate; Vicente Fox plans to arrive in Monterrey today to support the PAN political campaign; Pedro Joaquín Coldwell is concerned that so far only five state congresses have approved the political reform that would allow the future President to take charge without complications.



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