AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 6/22/12

The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 6/22/12

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!

Editorials 6.22.2012


Templo Mayor: Though U.S. authorities state that Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, the alleged son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, was the main operator of shipment coordination to the U.S. and handled his father’s estate the Mexican authorities did not investigate or pursue him; Mario Molina, chemist and Nobel Prize laureate, was surprised to learn that Josefina Vázquez Mota had included him in her cabinet, it is believed that the PAN did not know that Molina was advising PRD’s Miguel Ángel Mancera campaign in the DF.

 El Universal

Bajo Reserva,”Los enviados de Peña, AMLO y Josefina”: The top three presidential candidates have sent representatives of their party’s to voting centers across Mexico to overlook the electoral process; IFE has allowed to accept late applications of members of #YoSoy132 in order for them to become accredited observers of the electoral process; To end his presidential campaign, Gabriel Quadri will hold a little marathon in the streets of the DF.  


Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Pruebas:” Professorial examinations will not affect their rights or job security says the Education Secretary…Senators Carlos Navarrete Ruiz and Dolores Gutiérrez Zurita claim that there have been electoral irregularities in Tabasco…More than 80% of teachers in Guerrero will take part in the national teachers evaluation.                                                                                         

Nuevo Excelsior

Jorge Fernández Menéndez , “El único pacto es la ley. :“ The election, not including money spent on the candidate’s publicity, will cost around 10 billion pesos, with the publicity it is even more expensive, easily making it one of the most expensive elections in the world.  It has been said, and not incorrectly, that the cost of democracy is equivalent to the lack of trust in the system…partially because those who create the system are the political parties who run in the elections.  But in truth, our system is very trustworthy, and has been since 1994.  It could be very attractive to blame losing an election on electoral fraud, as López Obrador did in 2006, but really no fraud occurred during that election.   In addition, they have built many safeguards into ensuring that there will be no fraud this election, and this is why it is incomprehensible why, a week before the election, the IFE’s consultants and the country’s major businesspeople are asking the candidate’s to sign a civility pact in which they promise that they will respect the electoral results.  In a democracy it is unnecessary to sign a pact for something which is already required under the law.


Trascendió:  The federal prosecutor’s office decided to take action, independent of the State government in Veracruz, with regards to investigating the reporter’s deaths…The presidential election is so close in Jalisco that all three candidate’s will be stopping there this weekend…After the capture of Jesús Alfredo Guzmán Salazar, a journalist asked him directly where his father (“El Chapo”) is hiding out, his only response was to make a face.






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