AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 6/28/12

The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 6/28/12

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 6.28.12


Templo Mayor:  The people of Mexico had to hear from the presidential candidates for months and this Sunday the people will finally take the spotlight and let their voices be heard; Days before the election the PRI is caught in a scandal about illegally obtained money through credit cards for the party’s election campaigns throughout Mexico that was given to them by Monex and in addition, the PRD is claiming that the PRI was going to distribute gift cards with the balance of two thousand pesos to an auto service place to convince voters to vote for their party.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Calderón se encierra en Los Pinos”: Calderón has cancelled all public appearances until Sunday, July 1st election day; Washington has a new plan to stop the flow of narcotics on the North American continent and that is stop the narcotics from being transferred by sea, Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, Director of the Navy Irregular Warfare Office, will be in charge of the operations; Presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto closed his campaign with two events and in the company of two governors, the first was in Toluca with Governor Eruviel Ávila and the second was in Nuevo León with Governor  Rodrigo Medina; In Sinaloa the PAN announced that food self-sufficiency among farmers is a top priority for the party.                                                                                                                                                         


Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Tendencias electorales:” Miguel Ángel Rivera says that the campaign is finally ending, and that because of that his column will not appear tomorrow…The Public Education Secretary, José Ángel Córdoba Villalobos, said that it is important to fight against the people’s skepticism with regards to the quality of the public education system in Mexico…                                                                                                                   


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Aeropuerto: todos juegan:”  According to existing information, it appears that the murder of three policemen in the airport last week was committed by two members of their same group; that’s the only way to explain how they were capable of surprising and subsequently murdering them.  The penetration of airport security by organized crime groups is old news…Airport security falls under the federal government, specifically the Secretary for Communication and Transportation, and has its own security force.  The general security of the airport is under the Federal Police, and the Attorney General’s Office also has security agents dealing with migration, and various other agencies also have personnel…All these different agencies enable corruption by reducing accountability.


Trascendió:  Enrique Peña Nieto’s campaign symbolically ended the campaign process by shutting off their web page at precisely 11:30 pm last night, and his campaign has said that in the next few days they will continue preparing for what will happen after the election…Andrés Manuel López Obrador had to get a special convoy from the metro authorities yesterday because he couldn’t get to Zócalo because so many people had come to see him speak… Josefina Vázquez Mota was able to fill the Omnilife stadium for her final event, something which only happened during the beginning of the Pan-American games and when Manchester United came to play…The PAN also thinks that Vázquez Mota’s campaign should have responded sooner to Vicente Fox’s endorsement of Peña Nieto, and that regardless his betrayal of the party will not go unpunished.                                                                                                                                                             


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