AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 8/1/12

Each morning, we will bring you an assortment of op-ed pieces from major Mexican dailies.

Nuevo Excelsior

Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “López, el fraude, el remedio y la enfermedad:” The same stories are emerging from the López Obrador camp yet they remain unable to advance their agenda…Truthfully what is being disputed, within the PRD and its allies, is the future of the left and whether López Obrador’s real adversaries, those within his own party and the New Left who actually want to engage in serious politics on the national level, are able to rid themselves of their permanent “mission oriented” candidate.  It must be frustrating for the party because a month after elections no one is talking about their electoral triumphs in the DF and on the state level, no one is negotiating a legislative agenda with them (even though they have a strong presence in the Chamber of Deputies) for a Congressional session which begins in 30 days, because their presidential candidate will not allow it because if he did he would no longer be a part of the party’s future…The PAN is also searching for its future, with many divisions within the party, and this should be decided during their National Council on the 11th of August – Fernández Menéndez agrees with Calderón’s assessment that the PAN needs to be re-founded upon new objectives.


Trascendió:  Within the IFE, they were very annoyed at how the TEPJF requested the investigations in the Monex and Soriana cases because it appeared that they were being replaced rather than following the protocol in accordance with the law… José González Morfín, the PAN’s coordinator in the Senate, is ready to assume the leadership of the PAN Deputies in the incoming legislature; he said that all he needed was for Gustavo Madero to tell him where to sign the dotted line…Also regarding the PAN, a group of militant supporters plan on demonstrating their support for Madero so that he continues leading the National Executive Committee until his term ends in December 2013.


Templo Mayor: There are many members of the PAN fighting to stay in leadership in order to reconstruct the party after electoral defeat last month, one of those leaders is President Felipe Calderón; While tweeting to congratulate the Mexican Olympic winners yesterday, President-elect Peña mixed up their names; Manlio Fabio Beltrones is extremely happy because he they have reached the coordination of the PRI faction in San Lázaro, which will be the largest group in the next legislature.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Un general bajo la manda de la PGR”: The General Attorney’s Office announced that they had four arrest warrants for generals in the retired division and another who is still active; While the team of Enrique Peña Nieto await the final ruling from the Electoral Tribunal they are preparing for a favorable ruling and getting to know the government infrastructure.

La Jornada

Clase Política, Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Avanza Todos Somos Juárez:” The Secretary of the Interior, Alejandro Poiré Romero, announced today that in Juárez, the percentage of homicide has been reduced by 70% in the first semester of this year as compared with the first semester of 2010.    He says that this is thanks to the strategies promoted by Todos Somos Juárez…The National Institute for Migration reported that between January and June, Mexico received more than 10 million visitors, which is similar to those from the same time period in 2011, they also report that the amount of people entering in planes and cars grew while the amount entering via boats shrunk, which is probably due to the reduction in cruise ships following the epidemiological outbreak in 2009…Extreme poverty or food poverty affect 12.3 million Mexicans who live in the country, assured the president of the Commission for agricultural and livestock in the Chamber of Deputies, because of this he wants to make the rural sector a key part of the new National Development Plan so as to alleviate their crisis.


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