The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 07/06/2012

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

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 7.6.12


Templo Mayor: The Mexican government has various demanding requirements when it comes to any companies, people must show there birth certificate in order to get electricity, yet they claim they have no information over the nine thousand debit cards to pay off PRI supporters and voters; The PAN is taking advantage of the chaos that Andrés Manuel López Obrador is stirring up to get bills passed in Congress.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “PGR tras ex gobernadores priístas”: The Attorney General’s office is continuing its investigation on former Tamaulipas politicians Tomás Yarrington Ruvalcaba and Eugenio Hernández Flores for possible collaboration with organized crime and it is said that senate candidate Manuel Cavazos Lerma’s name has been mentioned many times during the investigation;  The PRI’s top priority, after they finish celebrating their victory, will be to reorganize the party so as to get ready when Peña Nieto takes office.


Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera,” Precios inalcanzables:”  The president of the second hall of the Supreme Court said the other day that human rights are a key concern of the state, and that this is why they are trying to encourage a judicial culture focused on respect for human rights, and that they are working to ensure that the constitutional steps taken to ensure this will be spread throughout the nations courts…The CNC is trying to minimize the high cost of living, however it has been recently aggravated by a 40% growth in the price of chicken and eggs…The partial electoral recount has confirmed that   Enrique Peña Nieto won the election, and the PRI has said that they accept the recount.


Jorge Fernández Menéndez “¿Y ahora qué?:”  Despite the “vote by vote” recount in half the nation’s voting booths, the result remains the same.  Peña Nieto’s lead actually grew by a very small amount and the equilibrium in Congress remained the same; now we just have to wait and see if López Obrador will accept the result.  Fernández Menéndez does not think he will do it, and thinks that he has his people ready to protest. Regardless of these potential protests, Peña needs to decide what to do because he remains a president-elect who won the election with a mere 38% of the vote, and so he needs to decide how to govern and form allies in Congress and through his future Cabinet…This is why what happens in the new legislature, which starts in September is important.  The Congress is also divided, so there as well they will need to work with people from other parties to effectively initiate reforms.  Fernández Menéndez says the last time the Congress was so divided was in 1991-1993, and that then the PRI and the PAN had to come to an agreement…and that this will need to happen again.


Trascendió :  Soriana Corp is planning on bringing a legal suit against Ricardo Monreal, AMLO’s campaign coordinator for slander because they claimed that Soriana donated massive amounts of gift cards to Peñas campaign.  Vázquez Mota is taking a break from politics and going on vacation with her family for 15 days, she has not revealed their destination.


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