AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 8/3/12

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


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “Peña, de cara al future:” Politics is based on power, and those in power will do anything to get or to keep it, which is why the rest of us end up leaving the fate of societies or nations in the hands of politicians.  Paradoxically, sometimes, no one wants to take responsibility, and this is something which we’ve seen in recent weeks.  Since the election, Fernández Menéndez says, Mexican politics has been immobilized as the PRD insists that the election was fraudulent and the PAN remains immobilized, he says that someone needs to break it and he thinks that it will have to be Enrique Peña Nieto.  He says that Peña Nieto does not have to re-live what Calderón went through six years because a 7 point lead is much more than a half a point lead, and so the country needs to start debating projects, initiatives, proposals, Peña’s potential cabinet, and members of the PRI who will take leadership positions in the Senate and the Chamber of Deputies.


Trascendió: The bank account from which Luis Videgaray supposedly moved money for the Peña Nieto campaign is a regular account from the Treasury of the State of Mexico.  After the account was audited it was reported that the financial movements were totally normal…Even though Javier Sicilia has criticized the planned memorial to the victims of the violence, the federal government has said that the project is already in the hands of social agencies and they will not back down on the project.


Templo Mayor: It is said that Gustavo Madero is trying to stop Felipe Calderón’s plan to conduct a National Assembly in order to reestablish the PAN; Yesterday some members of the PRD, Marcelo Ebrard, Ángel Aguirre Rivero, Gabino Cué, Miguel Mancera, Graco Ramírez and Arturo Núñez met to discuss key issues such as the agenda that will drive the PRD in the Congress.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Peña pone quietos a colaboradores”:  Those that are in Enrique Peña Nieto’s team have been told to keep a low profile and to keep details of their meetings and schedules as confidential as possible; All the way from Europe, ex-presidential candidate Josefina Vázquez Mota is watching some of her old campaign collaborators get new positions in what is left of the Calderón administration; The youth movement, #YoSoy132 have met with Juan Luis Molina to denounce 2,700 irregularities in the presidential election.


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