The Mexico Institute, AL DÍA: News and Analysis from the Mexico Institute, 7/24/12
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: There are many people who want to be coordinators of the next PAN bloc, at this time it seems as if there will be more coordinators than actual deputies; Perhaps the arrest of Willy Sousa, who has turned into the favorite of many governors and the Secretary of Tourism, was not as spectacular as his shows, but if he starts cooperating with the authorities things may get exciting; Alfredo Castillo, Attorney General of the State of Mexico has two jobs: combating criminals and the apathy of his subordinates, once again there is another case where the victim’s family faced inhuman treatment by the authorities.
Bajo Reserva “Íntimo festejo de Margarita Zavala”: Yesterday the First Lady had an intimate gathering with friends and family at Los Pinos to celebrate her birthday, it seems as if all the post-electoral woes were forgotten; It is said that military and marine groups are strategizing to better the image of their generals and admirals who are looking to fill the vacant seats that Guillermo Galván Galván and Mariano Francisco Saynez Mendoza will leave; Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón called for a moment of silence to remember activist and Cuban dissident Oswaldo Payá who he recalled as one of the most courageous and dedicated fighters for freedom and human rights in Cuba.
Clase Política Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Información privilegiada:” The judicial authorities need to aggregate their list of who actually sold examination results on the Internet so as to receive a job as a federal teacher…The executive secretary of the IFE and the Secretary General of the Deputies Chamber began the process of accrediting the elected deputies.
Trascendió: As soon as Ricardo Monreal finished presenting the allegations against the PRI before the IFE he left for a vacation to Italy…Both Luis Videgaray and Miguel Osorio’s teams are trying to negotiate and compromise with the opposition; people are betting that as soon as the new PRI deputies arrive they will start working on Peña Nieto’s first three initiatives…Following López Obrador’s challenge, Mexico City Mayor, Marcelo Ebrard has refused to answer questions about where he’s going and has hired more bodyguards…Even children have asked president Felipe Calderón about the violence in Mexico and explained their concern.