AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 8/2/12

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


Templo Mayor: Though they strive to minimize the issue of the Monex debit cards, PRI leaders are still very much worried; It is said that there is a rebellion forming against President Calderón in his own party about how to rebuild the party; Jesús Zambrano of the PRD and Gustavo Madero of the PAN are worried that they no longer have local deputies in Veracruz; An indigenous group, choles, of Tila, Chiapas were protesting at the Supreme Court.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “El norte en la mira de Wayne”: Ambassador Anthony Wayne announced that the U.S. government is promising to help and support federal and state authorities in order to strengthen the institutions who are dedicated in combating criminals; One of the PRD’s factions has reconciled with the hierarchy of the catholic church in the DF; The discussions about the Law of Victims between the legislative branch and the executive power have died down.

La Jornada

Clase Política Miguel Ángel River, “Pemex o mayor recaudación:” The Center for the Study of Public Finance within the Chamber of Deputies said that the public finances in recent years have avoided a deficit because of increased revenues from petroleum exports, this is all located in a document called Mexican Public Finances Dependency on Petroleum…Remittances from Mexicans living abroad are also key to the Mexican economy, the Banco  de México reported than in June the nation received more than $2 billion, which is 3.5% more than those in June of 2011…After the results from 13 ballot boxes were annulled for various irregularities in Toluca, the PRD triumph in the 6th District of the State of Mexico was reversed and became a victory for the PRI candidate  Roberto Ruiz Moronatti.

Nuevo Excelsior

Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “¿Ataques temerarios?:” The PRD says that Soriana is being reckless when it accuses López Obrador, his campaign coordinator Ricardo Monreal, and the president of the PRD Jesús Zambrano, of instigating the violent actions which its company has suffered including a series of attempts, the most recent of which occurred in Monterrey, after the PRD accused Soriana of assisting in the recent electoral fraud.  López Obrador et al have been unable to confirm their allegations with hard proof, have organized protests against Soriana (and Monex), and now say that the companies allegation that they have instigated the violence against them is reckless… Fernández Menéndez says the really reckless (and irresponsible) part of the whole situation was when the PRD presented their allegations as facts, when they really had no proof, and when the PRD is just trying to justify an electoral loss.  This   Fernández Menéndez says is a frequent part of López Obrador’s political career, and that paradoxically this is occurring while AMLO claims to have the moral high ground, which is why he refuses to explain whether or not he pays taxes or how he supports himself financially.


Trascendió:  Because the day the TEPJF has to rule on the election advances, the hearings with the magistrates have begun; Peña Nieto’s legal team will attend so as to put forth its arguments against the PRD’s allegations, they say that their proofs and defense will be brief…With regards the PRI, the party is in the midst of evaluation whether or not Cristina Díaz, the party’s secretary general, will stay on as the next coordinator in the Senate, and where they will place Emilio Gamboa.  The leaders of the PRD and the PAN (Zambrano and Madero) will meet this week to discuss the denunciations which they will present together in the Monex case; for the PRD it is absolutely necessary to know whether or not they can count on the PAN or if they are continuing alone.



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