AL DÍA: ¿Qué opinan? Firmas del día: 8/27/12

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


Jorge Fernández Menéndez, “¿La confusión imposible?:”  Today, Fernández Menéndez looks at the peculiar event which occurred in Tres Marías last Friday when federal police forces shot at an armed SUV with diplomatic plates containing US personnel, an event which no one seems to be able to explain. If the federal police forces were really chasing down a car that they thought was stolen, why didn’t they (in at least 3 vehicles) notice that it had diplomatic plates and that the vehicle was not returning fire?  The event becomes even stranger because the car which began firing has not been officially identified as a police vehicle.  Fernández Menéndez says it certainly appears that it could be an ambush, as American officials have claimed, although he says it could also be because they were confused (which is what the Mexican police is claiming), and that it shows the lack of coordination and communication between the federal and state police.


Trascendió: Jess Hoods and Stan Dove, the two Americans shot by federal police last Friday, have been identified by the Mexican embassy as “facilitators” but they have not released details as to which agency they belong to…The Mexican government is concerned that this incident will increase U.S. insistence that their agents be permitted to carry weapons in Mexico, something which the U.S. has requested since the kidnapping and murder of DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985…In any case, tomorrow is going to be a long day for Attorney General   Marisela Morales who is visiting Washington DC, where she will certainly be questioned about the incident.

El Universal

Bajo Reserva, “Solucion a 2.5, el Nuevo gobierno:” Felipe Calderon’s team is not going to bring the MVS 2.5 GHz affair to a conclusion, this task will be left up to the incoming Pena Nieto administrations…In Jalisco there has been a new uptick in violence, because the apparent balance between the cartels has been broken…The incoming Senate will have a Legislature with an interesting balance, judging by the agreement which the parties principal coordinators arrived at last week.

La Jornada

Clase Políticam Miguel Ángel Rivera, “Respeto a tribunales: PRD:” The coordinator for future PRD Senators affirmed that they will respect the TEPJF’s rulings regarding the presidential election at a press briefing in which the coordinators announced how the legislature will be set up.  Apparently the PAN will preside over the Senate, the PRI will be the head of the Political Coordination Junta and the PRD will be the head of the Belisario Domínguez Institute; this agreement overall reaffirmed that the parties are willing to work together so as to implement reforms.





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